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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014
Denmark's Simonsen dies at Le Mans: organisers
AFP
Le Mans, France, June 22, 2013
First Published: 22:14 IST(22/6/2013)
Last Updated: 22:15 IST(22/6/2013)

Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after a horror crash at the wheel of an Aston Martin at the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race on Saturday, organisers reported.

The 34-year-old, competing in the mythic race for the seventh time, spun off on the third lap into the safety barriers at the ultra-quick Tertre Rouge bend, demolishing his car.

Simonsen was transferred to the circuit's medical centre where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after, organisers announced.

Simonsen crashed barely ten minutes after the start of the 81st edition of the showpiece endurance event with rain and wind combining to make testing conditions at the Sarthe circuit.

Officials stopped the race for an hour, the time required to repair the safety barrier.

Simonsen, driving an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, was competing in the GTE-Am category.


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