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J.R. Hildebrand suffers broken hand after Long Beach shunt

J.R. Hildebrand has broken a bone in his left hand following a last lap incident with Mikhail Aleshin in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Although Hildebrand had no more push-to-pass applications remaining, the Californian-born racer went to take the inside line as the duo approached the braking zone for Turn 1. Meanwhile Aleshin defended his position just enough for there to be contact, resulting in Hildebrand making contact with the Russian and running straight on into the run-off area.  Despite retiring from the race Hildebrand was still officially classified 11th, one position ahead of Aleshin who managed to continue circulating albeit with damage to the rear of his car....
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