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Laurens Vanthoor’s hopes of taking the 2015 Blancpain GT Championship have been dashed after sustaining a fractured leg and hip in last weekend’s Sprint Series Qualifying Race at Misano.

Vanthoor collided with the #83 HTP Bentley Continental GT3 of Jules Szymkowiak, sending his Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra into the barriers and sustaining catastrophic damage.

At the time it was though that the Belgian ace had avoided serious injury suffering a minor sprain however, further medical review has diagnosed a fractured leg and double fracture of his hip.

The Sprint Series season finale runs at Zandvoort this weekend where Frijns retains a chance of claiming the titles.