Lamborghini super trofeo Massive airborne crash at Laguna Seca (2nd Update)
Monk slammed full speed into the tire barriers
UPDATE Sheena Monk has been released from the hospital and is recuperating from undisclosed injuries. Lamborghini says all systems were functioning fine. She must have pressed the accelerator instead of the brake approaching the Corkscrew.
09/09/18 Lamborghini has released a statement following Sheena Monk’s accident in Saturday’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, citing that all operating systems were found to be functioning appropriately in her car. So apparently the accident was driver error - probably hit the accelerator instead of the brake
Despite initial television reports indicating a possible brake failure, it turned out not to be the case upon initial data analysis completed, according to the Italian manufacturer.
“Our thoughts are with Sheena Monk as she recovers from yesterday’s accident in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca,” the statement read.
“Upon initial analysis of the car data following the accident, all of the operating systems were found to be functioning appropriately, as did the car’s safety systems during, and after, impact.
“All of us at Lamborghini are thankful for the safety of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars.”
09/09/18 Sheena Monk is in stable condition following a violent accident in Saturday’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Monk’s No. 7 Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO appeared to have had an issue as it went straight off at the top of the Corkscrew with six minutes completed into the 50-minute race.
The heavy frontal impact catapulted the car into the air before coming to rest on its wheels.
While quickly attended to by trackside staff, the race was red flagged so Monk could be extracted from the car.
Per a statement by IMSA, Monk is awake and alert and has been transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a level one trauma center in San Jose, for further evaluation.
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