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MSA wishes Franchitti well following retirement announcement

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) wishes Scottish motor sport legend Dario Franchitti well following his decision to retire from racing after a stellar career including three Indianapolis 500 wins and four IndyCar Series titles.

Franchitti announced on Thursday that he had received medical advice not to return to the cockpit following a serious accident in the IndyCar Series race at Houston last month. He is currently recovering from injuries including a fractured vertebra and ankle.

Rob Jones, MSA Acting Chief Executive, presented Franchitti with the Sir Malcolm Campbell Memorial Trophy in 2011 in recognition of the Scot’s astounding success.

“Dario can look back on a triumphant career and feel nothing but pride,” said Jones. “His three Indy 500 wins and four IndyCar Series titles make him the most successful British driver in US open-wheel racing history. That he came through the ranks of British motor sport further underlines the long-standing importance of our domestic sport. We wish him well in his recovery and the next phase of his career."

16 November 2013