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Excellent news!

If you're unaware of just how far he had to go, here's a glimpse from a few years ago: Memo Gidley recovery update: Challenges and determination

Gidley comeback set for PWC Sonoma races (motorsport.com)
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By: David Malsher | 16 Aug 17

More than three years after his devastating crash at Daytona, Memo Gidley will make his comeback at next month’s Pirelli World Challenge rounds in Sonoma, driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R for TKO Motorsports.

Gidley has been through nine surgeries since crashing the Gainsco/Stallings Racing Riley prototype at high speed into a near-stationary GT car during the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

The 46-year-old from Sausalito, Calif., had titanium rods and screws installed around his body, and suffered severe nerve pain as he went through the rehab process. His final back surgery – fusing vertebrae 3 to 4 and 4 to 5 – was completed in November 2015 and one year later he was cleared to return to racing.

Since then he has been competing at the karting track at Sonoma Raceway.

He said: “I have been waiting a long time for this announcement. It was a long rehab process but I always wanted to get back into the racecar and my friends at TKO Motorsports have given me this opportunity.

“I am extremely grateful for this chance in the Pirelli World Challenge.
Full story here: https://www.motorsport.com/pwc/news/...-races-941912/
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Saw it live, that was one brutal crash.
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