Frosty on the mend as 2012 championship countdown commences for Orrcon Steel RacingMonday, January 16th, 2012
Welcome back to another exciting year as the countdown begins to the opening round of the 2012 International V8 Supercar Championship for Orrcon Steel Racing.
So guys do you want to start with the good news or the bad news?
The bad news, Orrcon Steel Racing’s Mark Winterbottom is recovering from a broken tibia sustained over the Christmas break while water skiing!
“I asked for a break over Christmas but this wasn’t the kind I was after,” commented Winterbottom.
“I’m currently training with the Essendon Football Club rehab team and guru trainer Paul Turk and I’ll be 100% for Clipsal.”
Winterbottom broke the base of his left tibia – near his ankle joint – while water skiing two days before New Years Eve.
With assistance from V8 Supercars Medical Delegate, Dr Carl Le, he was successfully operated on and had two screws inserted into the break.
“Dr Carl Le was a huge help and put me onto a great surgeon. My recovery is going really well. The cast is off and I can already put weight on it.”
The good news is the early diagnostic suggests Frosty will make a full recovery in time for the February 11 test day at Sandown Raceway.
“As the break is on my left leg I am not really worried. I will easily be fit for Clipsal which is the main thing. I am seeing the surgeon a few days before the test day so he can evaluate my recovery but at this stage I plan to drive the car as scheduled.”
2012 is set to be another huge year for Orrcon Steel Racing with plenty of exciting new ventures on the horizon and stay tuned for some major announcements early in the year.
Orrcon Steel wishes Frosty a full and speedy recovery as he heads to round one of the Championship, the Clipsal 500, coming off the back of victory from last month’s Sydney Telstra 500.