A fund-raising event to assist Superleague Formula race winner Chris van der Drift with the medical bills from his horrific, 210G, Brands Hatch crash has been organized at Daytona Milton Keynes on Sept. 7.
Van der Drift sustained a broken ankle in two places, two broken ribs, a cracked shoulder blade, a dislocated shoulder and two broken fingers in the terrifying accident four weeks ago.
"Because I have been left in this situation, I am now in the middle of organizing a two-hour enduro kart race and auction to help with the medical costs," said van der Drift. "There are heaps of people who have been so helpful, especially Mark Webber's trainer Roger Cleary.
"Roger has organized, through the Altitude Centre, for me to have a Hypoxic chamber installed in my home. It is something used by climbers to simulate thin air on top of mountains, but also helps the body heal. I am also going to a low temperature chamber, similar to one Mark used after breaking his leg [in a mountain bike crash in 2008].
"This week I have been waiting for a cast to come off, so I have been sitting around the house watching TV a lot, but I am not in too much pain. Many people have been wishing me well. I think I have had even more coverage back home because of the accident than when I have won races."
Several GP2 and Formula 1 teams have pledged their support. Lotus F1 third driver Fairuz Fauzy, 2009 British Formula 3 champion Daniel Ricciardo and van der Drift's fellow Kiwi, former Red Bull Junior ace, Brendon Hartley have confirmed their participation in the kart race.