Paul Rees to miss Snetterton roundsParr Motorsport driver Paul Rees will miss this weekend’s rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB after suffering a heavy accident during driver coaching at Croft three weeks ago.

The Oxfordshire based driver was instructing in a Ginetta G40 with a novice driver when the car got out of shape at the fastest part of the circuit. The driver was unable to correct the car and it went off the circuit, missing the barriers and hitting the parked car of a marshal before colliding with a tree.

The driver sustained mild concussion and bruising but Paul was knocked unconscious by the incident and taken to Darlington hospital for observation. Following further scans and check ups Paul has been advised to miss rounds nine and ten to be held this weekend at Snetterton in Norfolk.

Paul Commented: “I’m completely gutted. I feel I can race but I have to follow the advice of my doctor. It’s a huge shame for myself on the team but I want to concentrate on coming back for Knockhill and putting in a sensational second half of the year. We’ve got a renewed focus and I will be really fighting at Knockhill.”

The accident brings home the dangers of instructing; something the Porsche community knows only too well following the tragic accident of Sean Edwards in Australia in late 2013. “Instructing can be dangerous,” added Paul. “I consider myself lucky.”

Team boss Paul Robe said “It is a real shame that Paul will not be out racing with us at Snetterton. He is right to act on the advice of his doctors and we look forward to having him back to 100% for Knockhill.”