Photo: Alex Zanardi at Belle Isle
Former Indycar champion Alex Zanardi underwent a 2 1/2 hour brain surgery yesterday. The operation was anticipated by his medical team. Zanardi suffered facial and neurological trauma in a hand bike crash during a race in Italy June 20. He remains in a medically induced coma.
The doctors say he is stable metabolically and from a cardio-respiratory standpoint, but his neurological condition is described as “grave.”
Zanardi was expected to awake from the coma this week. I believe another update will come today.
Top Gun, Enerson Will Wait Until Next Year
Top Gun Racing has tabled their debut in the NTT Indycar Series until 2021. The team owned by Gary trout and Bill Throckmorton, planned to field a car for R C Enerson in the 2020 Indianapolis 500. Top Gun participated in the Indycar irace at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway early this spring.
The team will use the postponed entry to acquire assets to start next year. The announcement removes one possible entry from the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 August 23.