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2017-08-17 10:56

ALL-CLEAR: IndyCar driver Sébastien Bourdais, who suffered multiple fractures in a massive crash during a qualifying session on May 20, will return to racing after making a full recovery. Image: AFP / Marc Antoine Badoux

Indianapolis - IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to resume racing, nearly three months after crashing during Indianapolis 500 qualifying.

IndyCar medical director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said Wednesday that the 38-year-old Frenchman was evaluated by IndyCar orthopedic consultant Dr. Kevin Scheid on Tuesday (August 15) and given clearance to fully return to racing activities.

Hit wall at close to 370km/h

Bourdais fractured his pelvis, a hip and two ribs when his car exploded into pieces and spun through Turn 2 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after hitting the wall at nearly 370km/h.

Dale Coyne Racing didn't immediately announce when Bourdais would race next, though the driver has targeted the season finale at Sonoma on September 17.

Watch: Indianapolis 500 Qualifying crash

Bourdais won the season-opening race in St. Petersburg in March for his 36th IndyCar victory. He won four straight Champ Car season titles from 2004-2007.

Bourdais tweeted: 

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