Gordon Shedden has been withdrawn from the rest of the FIA World Touring Car Cup weekend in Macau, after the Audi driver crashed into the barriers in second qualifying on Friday.
Halfway through the first part of the second qualifying session of the day, Shedden crashed into the barriers at Moorish bend, damaging the front-left of his car.
The Scot was then hit hard from behind by the unsighted Hyundai of Norbert Michelisz, resulting in the track being blocked and the session red-flagged.
Whilst BRC Racing are confident in being able to repair Michelisz’s car in time for Saturday’s first race, WRT and Audi Sport have decided to withdraw Shedden from the rest of the weekend’s action.
“Due to accident damage sustained in today’s final FIA WTCR qualifying at Macau, Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport withdraws the Audi RS 3 LMS of Gordon Shedden for the remainder of the ninth race weekend,” said Audi in a statement posted to social media.
Shedden had earlier qualified in 24th for the first race and was holding the 16th fastest lap time in Q1 before his accident, although he would have lost the lap for causing the red flag, leaving him facing a 23rd place grid position for both of Sunday’s races.