Jack Harvey declared fit and can return to action

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British driver Jack Harvey has been declared fit to return to racing by the IndyCar medical team following a nasty accident at St. Pete twelve days ago.

The 29-year-old could not avoid ECR’s Rinus VeeKay after the Dutchman clipped the tyre barrier at turn 4, and Kyle Kirkwood’s Andretti Autosport machine went straight over the top of him. Fortunately all of them escaped without any serious injuries.

Harvey missed private testing earlier this week at Barber as he was declared unfit at the time. Former F2 driver Juri Vips took his place.

However, it was confirmed today that he is now fit and will be back in action at Texas on the first weekend in April.

“Hey guys, just a little update for everybody. I have just been medically cleared to resume activities on track,” Harvey stated in a social media video.

“Obviously it’s been an interesting couple of weeks since St. Pete, but obviously that’s really great news heading into the weekend. That just means that we can really focus on getting ready for Texas and then the other races coming up after that.

“I really appreciate everyone’s concern and support and looking forward to being on track again as quickly as we can and having a great weekend in Texas. Thank you all.”

RLL also released a statement on the good news.

“Jack Harvey has been cleared to return to competition by the INDYCAR medical team after being involved in a multi-car incident in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 5. The next NTT INDYCAR SERIES race is the PPG 375 on Sunday, April 2 on the 1.5-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedway.

“We would like to express our gratitude for the exceptional care the INDYCAR medical team and AMR INDYCAR Safety Team has given to Jack, both onsite in St. Petersburg and in the time since then,” RLL added in a statement.

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