Update: Emery stable after Australian GT crash

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Update: Emery stable after Australian GT crash
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Geoff Emery is in good spirits following his nasty shunt during yesterday’s Australian GT Championship race at Barbagallo Raceway.

#1 JAMEC PEM Audi R8 LMS: Marco Bonanomi, Geoff Emery
#1 JAMEC PEM Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Geoff Emery
Geoff Emery
#1 JAMEC PEM Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Geoff Emery

The Jamec Pem Audi driver crashed at the end of the opening lap of yesterday’s one-hour race, hitting the wall at the exit of Turn 7 head-on after light contact with Roger Lago’s Lamborghini.

There was a 20-minute Safety Car period, followed by the race being suspended, as he was extracted from the Audi R8 before being transported to hospital thanks to complaints of lower back pain.

The Australian GT Championship has now released an update on Emery’s condition, confirming that he is still in Royal Perth Hospital, but is in a stable condition.

“Audi Sport Customer Racing driver Geoff Emery is in good spirits as he recovers in Royal Perth Hospital,” read the statement.

“Among those who have visited Geoff was co-driver Marco Bonanomi, who passed on the Pole Position Trophy the duo secured during qualifying on Friday.

“Geoff wishes to thanks the excellent medical staff at Royal Perth Hospital, and appreciates all the well wishes he’s received.”

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Series Australian GT
Event Barbagallo
Location Barbagallo Raceway
Drivers Geoff Emery
Author Andrew van Leeuwen