R18 Crashes At 24 Hour Le Mans Practice

Horrific Crash at Le Mans 24 Hours Free Practice

Audi’s start to the 2014 Le Mans witnessed a horriffic crash. 31 year old frenchman Loic Duval apparently lost control at the Porsche Curves during free practice resulting in a massive crash where the Audi R18 left mangled in a terrible wreckage. While the cause of the crash is still not clear, the free practice session was red flagged. Loic Duval’s condition is still unknown while the marshals and crew was seen pulling him out of the wreckage before he was placed on an ambulance. According to recent report, Duval is “talking” but the extent of his injuries are still not clear, another reason why the television telecast has kept the replay videos on hold. The practice session was resumed at 17:55 after the crew were able to load the wrecked Audi on to a trailer and clear the track of any remaining debis.

Audi R18 getting lifted to a tow truck after crashing at the Porsche Curves

 

It took the crew several minutes before they could get Duval out of the wreckage and into the ambulance

It took the crew several minutes before they could get Duval out of the wreckage and into the ambulance

 

Back in 2011, the Audi R18 was involved in a simmilar crash completely destroying the car driven by Allan McNish when his car came in contact with the #58 Ferrari at the Dunlop curves. Thankfully Allan, who was trapped in the car for some time escaped the crash with no major injuries.

here is a link to the video of Allan McNish’s horrific crash from back in 2011

 

Update

Loic Duval is out of any danger. Audi reported that the french driver is conscious and talking. While he has suffered minor skin grazes, Duval is overall in a healthy condition. He would be kept in the hospital for a few days for further examination.

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