Former racer Andy Elliott, was rushed to hospital on Sunday after collapsing at a friend’s house after taking an afternoon walk.
Elliott was airlifted to London where he underwent surgery for an aneurysm on the brain.
The 64 year old who won the World Championship in every circuit class except F1H2o, has subsequently had two more operations since the weekend and has been placed into a medically induced coma.
Since retiring from racing in 2010, Elliott has been a familiar face as an informed spectator at powerboat races across the world.
On a personal note, I would like to wish my friend a speedy recovery, he messaged me last Sunday morning to say how good the weather was looking for the Tonsberg race this weekend and how he was going to miss not going to the event this year.
I’ll be thinking of Andy all of this weekend in Norway, his infectious enthusiasm for the sport is a joy to share in.