James Calado has been forced to withdraw from the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours after a heavy shunt during Q2 left him in hospital.

The former GP2 racer was set to make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut with AF Corse Ferrari this weekend, but a crash at the high-speed Porsche Curves reportedly left him disorientated, necessitating a visit to hospital.

With this in mind, the decision was taken to withdraw Calado from the event, with Ferrari placing a request for the experienced Pierre Kaffer to join Davide Rigon and Olivier Beretta in the 458 Italia, provided it can be repaired in time.

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