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Surfing takes its toll on Porsche champ

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Posted on June 11, 2020 Tags:

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Reigning Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Champion Jordan Love has just three weeks to be ready for a grueling European Supercup season after a freak surfing accident in Western Australia.

The 21-year-old Perth star has just been given the all-clear to travel to Austria and compete in the 2020 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season which supports the reopening of the 2020 FIA Formula One Grand Prix at Spielberg July 3-5.

Based at his family home in Western Australia during the lockdown, the young man took a nasty fall while surfing, cracking his hip bone in three places.

“I knew it was broken straight away…

“I knew straight away I had done something bad to my hip. I have never felt pain quite like that before.

“After I finally got dragged out of the water, I was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

“I knew it was broken straight away because my hip bone was sticking out, so it was never going to be good.”

Jordan Love

Scans showed the extent of the injury which, as luck would have it, was at the top of the hip bone and not near the joint. Urgent surgery reassembled his hip with a plate and two 60mm screws. He spent four nights in hospital.

Having not been in a race car since the Porsche Junior Shootout in Portugal in November, the back-to-back rounds at the same tracks in the revised 2020 Supercup calendar will be something new for all the rookie drivers.

Debuting on the 2020 F1 Support Card

“After breaking my hand last year in that crash in Darwin, I was lucky I had someone to call who knew me and what needed to happen to get me back into the car as soon as possible,” Jordan said.

While he’s ready to rejoin his Fach Auto Tech team in the next week or so, his injuries will present some challenges and pain in competition this year -Jordan’s first international season abroad.

“If there was a year to have a freak accident, this was the one.” he joked. “And I’m very excited to get back into it.

“This year was always about preparation for next year, with a new team, new tracks and completely new competition. I expect it to be a year with a lot of learning, but a challenge I’m extremely excited for.”

Revised 2020 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup calendar

Round 1 – Spielberg, Austria – 3-5 July

Round 2 – Spielberg, Austria – 10-12 July

Round 3 – Budapest, Hungary – 17-19 July

Round 4 – Silverstone, Great Britain – 31 July-02 August 

Round 5 – Silverstone, Great Britain – 07-09 August

Round 6 – Barcelona, Spain – 14-16 August

Round 7 – Spa, Belgium – 28-30 August

Round 8 – Monza, Italy – 04-06 September



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