Sam Tordoff will miss the remainder of the British Touring Car Championship season, with Mike Bushell continuing to substitute him at AmD Tuning in the final events of the year at Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
Tordoff stepped back from the driving seat prior to the last round at Knockhill following the death of his newborn son Arlo.
Bushell, who had been acting as team-mate Rory Butcher’s race enghineer, stepped into the driving seat in Scotland and will continue for the rest of the year.
In a statement released on social media, Tordoff said he was grateful for all of the support he and wife Georgina had received from within the BTCC family.
“The outpouring of love has been truly humbling, and it’s comforting to know that people are thinking of us, and remembering Arlo George, particularly within the motorsport fraternity,” said Tordoff.
“Our time is now focused on coming to terms with losing Arlo as a family, and a return to the BTCC is not something that I can consider at this point in time.
“Shaun and the whole AmD squad have been hugely supportive of our situation, and it was really lovely to see the team celebrate Rory’s first home win at Knockhill last weekend. We know how much that means to them all.
“We’d like to extend our thanks to Mike Bushell who stepped up last weekend in very difficult circumstances and to wish him and the whole team the very best of luck with the remainder of the season.
“We’re also grateful for the offers of donations in Arlo’s honour, and will confirm fundraising details in due course.”