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“Devastated” Jac Constable recovering from Croft illness

Jac Constable admits he is “devastated” to have missed out on on making his BTCC debut after being forced to withdraw from the Croft meeting through illness.

Constable had been due to race the Power Maxed Racing Astra in North Yorkshire and enjoyed a solid Saturday on track where he qualified in 21st place on the grid despite being forced to contend with tricky wet conditions throughout the session.

However after falling ill overnight on Saturday, Constable was forced to withdraw from race day on medical advice – preventing him from taking up his place on the grid for his one-off outing in the car.

Constable has since undergone checks in hospital before being released to return home, where his recovery now continues.

“I’m pleased to report that my medical condition has significantly improved and I was released from hospital on Monday morning after undergoing a series of tests and treatments for a suspected appendicitis,” he revealed in a statement on social media. “At the time of writing there hasn’t been a conclusive diagnosis, but I would confirm that I also undertook a COVID test on Sunday which was returned as negative.

“I’m now recovering at home and whilst I’m obviously devastated that I was unable to race, the decision of the Croft medical staff was the right one and I would like to say a huge thanks to all involved for their friendly and professional assistance and on the day.

“I would also take this opportunity to pass on my sincere thanks to all of the well-wishers who have been in touch since my race day disappointment.”