Guillaume Moreau is beginning his rehabilitation program as he continues to recover from the fractured vertebrae he sustained in an accident at the Le Mans test day at the start of June.
The Frenchman has been hospitalized since the accident, and has had operations to stabilize the fracture and relieve spinal compression. A team statement said that Moreau had "already recovered significant movement within his legs" and has now transferred to the Arche rehabilitation center in Le Mans to begin what is expected to be a three-month program.
"I was cared for remarkably well by the Angers hospital over the course of more than two weeks," said the OAK driver. "While I had little memory of the first operation, the second proved quite tough physically.
"I am happy to be taking the next step, one of rehabilitation, where I can be more active even though I still need some rest. I can already move my legs, which feels good, and walk aided by some support down one side. I now need to do some physio to stimulate and strengthen my muscles.
"I still lack some sensitivity in my right foot but, with the work I am going to be doing here at Arche, it should come back. I will have to learn to be patient, which is not my best quality!"