Lola F3 driver Joey Foster continues to make significant progress after sustaining serious back and neck injuries during the Lausitzring Formula Three meeting on July 28.

The Cornish driver underwent a series of operations last weekend and is expected to remain in hospital until the end of the month, as he recuperates from his injuries. He has astounded doctors over the last few days by taking his first steps and undertaking walks around the hospital ward.

At the moment his lower spine is encased in a metal frame which is a common procedure for patients who have received such a serious back injury. He will undergo another operation to insert more 'holding plates and screws' in to his spine on August 22.

The encouraging news from the Carl Thiem hospital in Germany is that Joey is expected to make a full recovery and be fit to race in F3 for the 2007 season. In good spirits and raring to get back in to the cockpit, he says he is absolutely committed to returning to F3 as soon as possible, although it will be a long road for him in terms of physio and getting back to full fitness. He believes that the experience over the last week has made him more determined than ever to make it in single seaters.

Joey has been the sensation of the Recaro F3 series this year with the HS Technik Lola B06/30 Spiess. In his first year of F3 competition he has won four races, claimed two pole positions and achieved six fastest laps. He was in a close 2nd place in the series points standings before his accident 10 days ago.
Currently in great spirits, Joey wishes to pass on his grateful thanks for the messages sent to him by fans and friends from all over the world last week. Joey loves reading the messages so if you haven't yet left one or want to contact him further please log on to his guestbook at - www.joeyfoster.com/index-action-guestbook.html