Patrik Flodin has confirmed that he will not be able to contest the forthcoming Tour de Corse following an operation on his collarbone, with his PSEngineering team calling up 27-year old Martin McCormack as his replacement.
McCormack brings a useful pedigree to the squad, having won the 2011 British F2 and Junior rally championships, and is something of a late stand-in for Flodin, who admits that he had been optimistic about competing in Corsica..
“This is really just unlucky,” he insisted, “I hurt my collarbone first while out running, but only found out later that an operation was needed. I'm in recovery now, and everything is looking good for the Ypres Rally.”
Team boss, and former world rally champion, Petter Solberg believes that McCormack will be a good replacement for Flodin,
“Talk about bad luck for Patrik,” the Norwegian said, “But he is recovering every day now, so things are looking promising for having him back for Ypres. In the meantime, I am convinced Marty will be a great driver for the team, and I'm very happy he could join the team on such a short notice.”
Flodin should be back with PSEngineering in time for the Ypres Rally over 22-23 June, the next of seven events on his schedule with the team, which is also due to run Kristian Sohlberg on two rounds of the IRC.