A thought for Mike and Colin after their accident at Thruxton

Friday, September 02, 2022


It wasn’t that many weeks ago that we learned of a motor racing incident that left Aston Martin Racing stalwart Tony Quinn with serious injuries following a single car crash in an Australian Porsche Carrera Cup race for again this week, we hear of another #TeamAMR driver to befall such a similar incident.

Hearing about it roughly through the realms of social media at the time, it took some time “to click” that the Mike Brown being reported as one of the two drivers injured after a two car Ginetta Super Cup race at Thruxton last weekend, that it was the same Mike Brown we all know who periodically races his silver and blue AMR Vantage GT3’s in either the GT Cup or British GT Championship with co-driver Matt Manderson.

Unfortunately for him, it was as he and Colin White (another well-known face around the GT4 paddock) who had a ‘monumental’ accident together after Brown lost control coming out of one corner before recrossing the track into the next but straight into the path of a charging White for both to sustain serious injury in the resulting impact.

With a few days now since the accident, information has now been confirmed by the families and both have been described as being in ‘good spirits’ in hospital despite their many collective fractures and other injuries with their road to recovery sadly being a long one, we are sure.

Like the men in question, we also offer our hand of appreciation to all circuit marshals and medical staff – not just those who attended this specific incident but those in general and wherever they may be in the world for helping to keep our sport safe and for being on hand to help and assist those when things go wrong.

So, it’s a thank you to them and a get well soon to Mike and Colin.

Photo credit - Jacob Ebrey
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