I just had a look at the world rally forums and there are reports of him being out and about at a couple of racing events in the UK. The reports indicate that he will not return as he feels the health issue is more important, undeerstandably so.
The people that we worked with on his rally game said he was doing fine. I guess they didnt think the recovery would take this long. Also we tried getting him to come out to Ramada this year but he isnt allowed to fly, makes sense.