Huge Crash at Le Mans (4th Update)

UPDATE #4 Doctors will not allow Loic Duval to race this weekend after his terrifying accident earlier today. It was reported that he only suffered scratches on his legs and arms, but he's not being cleared to race. It's unfortunate news for Duval who was hoping to defend his Le Mans title with teammates Tom Kristensen and Lucas Di Grassi.

06/11/14

Here is a video of the wreck aftermath with a still photo of the impact.

06/11/14 Official release from the ACO: At 17h05, today Wednesday 11 June, the No.1 Audi left the track at very high speed at the Porsche Curves, at Marshals Post No.131. The incident occurred during the free practice session for the 82nd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Conscious, the driver was taken into the care of the ACO’s Medical Services, extracted from the car to an ambulance and then immediately transported to the Le Mans’s Centre Hospitalier where he will undergo further examination.

His condition is encouraging.

The tests recommenced at 17h55.

06/11/14 Added photo of wrecked Audi below.

06/11/14

Remains of car. He is a lucky man

Audi Prototype driver Loic Duval had a huge crash today in practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Duval's Audi disintegrated as it made heavy contact with a concrete barrier in the Porsche Curves.

Calvin Fish of Fox Sports sent out a Tweet saying that Duval was receiving medical attention but was "conscious and talking".

We will pass along more information, as we receive it.

AR1 Staff

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