NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News  » Sports » Massa to race again in kart event in Brazil

Massa to race again in kart event in Brazil

September 25, 2009 17:44 IST

Ferrari's Felipe Massa, recovering from a life-threatening head injury, said on Thursday that he will race again at a popular kart event in Brazil in November.

Massa fractured his skull in July when a spring that flew off fellow Brazilian Rubens Barrichello's Brawn GP car hit him above his left eye during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

"I'm going to take part again in the challenge of the stars, which is one of the most trendy end of year events," Massa said.

"It's an incredible party, they get the best drivers together in all categories in the world: Formula 1, Formula Indy, stock car (Brazilian championship)," added Massa, who is one of the organisers of the annual event that takes place in Florianopolis in southern Brazil from November 27 to 29.

The 28-year-old Massa, who has just had plastic surgery on his injury, is not due to return to Formula One until next year.

© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.