It was a weekend to forget for Jack Manchester at Silverstone for the fourth round of the European Le Mans Series. A burst brake line during the opening practice session of the weekend left the British racing driver a passenger as he hurtled into the barriers at high-speed which subsequently ruled him out of the remainder of the weekend.
Manchester took to the wheel of his Thunderhead Carlin Racing Dallara P217 on Friday morning following an on-track stint from teammate Tincknell. However not long into his stint Manchester suffered a complete and catastrophic rear brake failure at Stowe which left him unable to scrub speed off before hitting the barriers head on. Manchester was thankfully able to extricate himself from the car and walk to the ambulance.
The British driver was then taken to the Silverstone medical centre and later to the John Radcliffe hospital for further checks where it was confirmed he had fractured two ribs, along with heavy bruising, which ultimately ruled him out of the rest of the weekend.