Sam Tordoff will not take part in the next round of the BTCC at Knockhill this weekend due to family circumstances.
The AMD Tuning driver scored his first win of the season last time out at Thruxton, but has withdrawn from this weekends’ event due to the loss of his newborn son.
A statement released by Tordoff said: “My wife Georgina and I are heartbroken to say that our beautiful baby boy, Arlo George, passed away peacefully on Saturday.
“After arriving safely on Monday, 2nd September, it transpired that his kidneys were not formed properly.
“Sadly no cure or treatment could save him.
“We are devastated, but truly grateful for the precious days that we got to spend with our perfect baby boy.
“We ask that our privacy be respected at this painful time.”