Marco Giltrap has provided an update on his condition after a high-speed crash in the weekend’s North Island Endurance Series race at Taupo.
The 17-year-old was driving a McLaren GT4 with Simon Evans when he rocketed off the circuit at the end of the back straight.
An ABS failure sent Giltrap down the escape road before collecting a concrete barrier at close to full speed.
Taking to social media to update everyone on his condition, Giltrap said he shattered his L5 vertebrae and broke his tibia (shinbone) and hand.
He has already had surgery on his back, which he says went successfully.
Tomorrow he will have surgery on his leg.
The accident overshadowed an otherwise great race, which Jonny Reid and Neil Foster won in the International Motorsport Audi R8.
“Hopefully he is all alright,” Reid said after the race.
“Not too sure what happened with that crash, so definitely thinking of him.”
Lance Hughes, who drove the Hamilton Motorsports Nissan GT-R in the race, added his thoughts for young Giltrap’s recovery.
“I hope his recovery goes well,” Hughes said.
“That was a nasty crash. But I am sure we will see him back racing again soon.
“He is young, so he has that on his side with his recovery.”
Velocity News also wishes Giltrap well with his surgery and his return to racing.