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Wood ruled out of Rockingham weekend

Photo by BTCC MediaLea Wood has ruled himself out of taking any further part in the British Touring Car Championship race weekend at Rockingham after his heavy crash with Warren Scott in race one.

Wood was sent skating into turn two backwards on the fifth lap of the race, whilst battling with Aiden Moffat. Contact between the duo pitched him out of control and Wood hit the front left of Scott’s Volkswagen whilst travelling backwards at high speed.

“Aiden Moffat got a run on me around turn one and he dived to the inside,“ explained Wood to TouringCars.Net. “I went over to defend and then the next minute I had a shunt in the rear and that was it – I was around and going as a passenger backwards across the grass.

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“There was [contact]. It’s always hard to remember exactly what went on but it’s one of those things and it’s obviously just made a mess of the back of our car and put us out of the whole race weekend.“

Wood admits that he is feeling a bit sore after the impact and admits that he and hissmall Houseman Racing team face an uphill battle to get the car repaired for Silverstone in just two weeks‘ time.

“I’m just a bit sore really,“ added Wood. “I had a big impact – I hit Warren Scott hard. As you can see it’s caused affair bit of damage to the back of it, but luckily most of it is panel damage. It took it well, so I’m pleased with that. It can all be replaced, it’s just a cost factor.

“To be out at Silverstone is going to be a struggle. We’re going to do our best, so we’ll see.“

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