Mccormack out of Ypres with hand injury
Marty Mccormack has had to withdraw from this weekend’s Ypres Rally after a hand injury suffered at work.
Mccormack had been due to miss a round of the British Championship – the RSAC Scottish – to head to Ypres for one of his favourite events. But the injury put paid to his chances.
“I injured it at work on Friday,” he said. “It’s damaged the tissue in my left hand between my thumb and index finger. It’s lucky I didn’t break anything but it’s four weeks for recovery. I can move my fingers but I can’t grip.”
Mccormack was already planning to miss the Nicky Grist Stages, with the change from Saturday’s gravel stages to Sunday’s asphalt proving too expensive for his Skoda Fabia S2000 and the parts needed. Now the Northern Irishman – who led the British element of the Circuit of Ireland before a fuel pump issue ruled him out – is certain he’ll be back for August’s Ulster Rally, the next round of the British series.
“We’re supposed to be testing Monday [for Ypres], it was a big call to make at the hospital,” he said. “We went to see a few specialists and they all said there’s no chance of having any grip in it this weekend.”