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Kevin Magnussen unlikely to race at Daytona due to hand surgery

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Kevin Magnussen unlikely to race at Daytona due to hand surgery

The Danish F1 driver is undergoing an unexpected hand surgery this coming week and may not be able to race the Rolex 24 at Daytona as scheduled.

Kevin Magnussen is on the entry list for this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with MDK Motorsports, but an upcoming hand surgery has made it uncertain whether the Danish F1 driver will be able to race.

– I had a sore wrist so I went to the doctor to have it looked at and they found a cyst that needs to be removed now so I can be ready for the F1 season. It’s a harmless procedure, but I probably need to rest for a couple of weeks afterwards. I need to wait and see what the doctor says, but it’s unlikely that I can race at Daytona, says Kevin Magnussen.

It’s been announced that Kevin Magnussen is going to share MDK Motorsport’s Porsche 911 GT3 with his father Jan Magnussen, Mark Kvamme and Trenton Estep. This was going to be the father-son duo’s second outing for the Ohio-based team after the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi in December.

– It’s an unfortunate situation for us, but the MDK Motorsports family fully supports Kevin. Kevin’s F1 schedule has highest priority, and the sooner he’s fit for fight, the better. The doctors will decide whether he will be able to race with us. If not, we’ll find another opportunity to go racing together, says MDK Motorsports team owner and driver, Mark Kvamme.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona will be green flagged on January 28.




Nikolaj Karlshøj

Nikolaj Karlshøj

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