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Driver, broadcaster Didier Schraenen has heart attack after race Add to ...

Racing driver and television commentator Didier Schraenen is in stable condition in hospital after he suffered a heart attack after competing in the Formula Tour 1600 race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday morning.

Schraenen, 51, was taken by helicopter to Sacre-Coeur hospital for emergency surgery to open an almost completely blocked artery, a race spokesman said.

He is in stable condition and should be released from hospital within a few days.

Schraenen finished eighth among 30 drivers in the F1600 race. He is a three-time Canadian F1600 champion. The St-Hilaire, Que., native is a racing analyst on the RDS all-sports network.

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