Proteam withdraw Tedeschi's car

Felice Tedeschi’s first appearance in the FIA World Touring Car Championship ended before it had even started.

Proteam Racing withdrew from the event the Italian driver’s BMW 320 TC car that was damaged beyond repair in a spectacular crash at Turn 4 during Friday's test session at Sonoma.

Tedeschi walked out of the wrecked car unscathed but shaken.

As a precaution he was transferred to hospital for a check-up scan.

An update will be released most likely on Saturday morning.