Andrew Jones will take over Jason Bright's car for this weekend's Sandown round

Jason Bright has been forced to withdraw from this weekend’s Norton 360 Challenge at Sandown Raceway, with the Team BOC Brad Jones Racing Holden driver still in too much pain from a rib fracture he sustained several weeks ago. His place will be taken by Andrew Jones.

Bright suffered the rib fracture during September’s L&H 500 at Phillips Island, which went undiagnosed until he was forced to pull out ahead of the second race at last weekend’s round at Symmons Plains.

“I really thought I’d be able to give it a crack this weekend,” said Bright, using a particularly appropriate pun.

“I had some injections during the week which took some of the pain away, but there’s still pain now and I’m worried that even if I have the nerve blocks it could do more damage.

“There’s no guarantees the injections I would have had today were going to get me through the weekend, so I decided to pull out and give Andy a run and concentrate on getting better for Sydney in a couple of weeks time.”

His replacement Jones will slot into the #8 cockpit easily, having co-driven with Bright at the L&H 500 and the Bathurst 1000 endurance events.

[Image via Team BOC]

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