After his heavy crash at Imola in Open GT Marcel Tiemann has been placed in an induced coma. Transferred from Bologna to Munich, the German driver is better and he should be awakened in the coming days.
“There is no more danger, his condition is stable and the main body values have improved, and sometimes even normalized, so that transport by air was possible without additional risk,” reports his family.
“The doctors in Bologna have done a very good job, but we are all very grateful. In Munich, Marcel is thoroughly investigated in the next few days, so that further action can be established. As soon as possible to begin the rehabilitation, which will certainly take a longer period of time. “Step by step, is woken Marcel Tiemann in the coming days from the artificial coma in which he had been transferred on Whit Monday (May 24).
Marcel Tiemann was on 23 May at the round of the International GT Open at the Italian Imola in the Audi R8 LMS Phoenix Racing through no fault difficult accident, when he at the start of an Aston Martin was forced, at high speed against the boundary wall, bounced, then thrown back into the field and again was taken. The 36-year-old native of Hamburg, a former Mercedes works driver as well as in Phoenix and Opel in the five-time winner of the Manthey Porsche Nurburgring 24 hours, suffered in this accident a serious skull-brain trauma, a broken neck and broken ribs. After the rescue, he was initially taken to hospital after Imola and flown from there to the clinic in Bologna was. Regarding the cervical fracture and broken ribs, the doctors in the last three weeks found a normal, positive healing.
“We are very happy about the positive and keep our fingers crossed that the recovery process by Marcel continued to make good progress and set no complications,” says Phoenix team boss Ernst Moser. “Marcel is not only an excellent driver, but an exceptionally likable, friendly man who is universally popular and enjoys high prestige. The show not only the many offers of help, but also the countless well wishes from friends, colleagues, supporters, just from everywhere.”