Crashing in second practice at Snetterton two weeks ago, the Laser Tools Racing driver was airlifted to hospital with concussion after being knocked unconscious for a few seconds, subsequently ruling him out of the sixth meeting of the season.
Now evaluated and cleared to compete by BTCC medical director Paul Trafford, the Scotsman will get behind the wheel of his Mercedes Benz A-Class and join the rest of the field to take part in what will be his home event.
“Snetterton was looking very promising for us,” he said. “We had a test session on Wednesday and we tried a big setup change on the car, which suited me very well. From the changes we were posting very quick timesand consistently too.
“We tried going further with the changes for FP2 and that, combined with possibly pushing too hard/too soon, led to the crash.
“I’m absolutely delighted to back at Knockhill this weekend! The car has been repaired and now sports my favourite Knockhill set-up. The team has worked very hard to make sure everything is ready for racing at our favourite circuit and the support and good wishes I’ve had from the fans and fellow BTCC drivers and team members has been amazing.
“I’m certainly ready to bounce back this weekend!”
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