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by: Esteban On  Thursday, June 20, 2013

crash at 24 hours of le mans

This weekend, the world’s oldest active endurance auto race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will celebrate its 90th birthday. Unfortunately, a very nasty wreck has brought out the red flag at the practice sessions.

Yesterday, 58-year-old American oil tycoon-turned-race car driver Tracy Krohn, owner of Krohn Racing, was taking a practice run in the Ferrari F458 Italia he has entered in the GTE Am class. But coming out of a turn at the Esses of the Circuit de la Sarthe, he lost control of the car, it hit the slick gravel, and then crashed rear-first into the tire barrier.

Fortunately, Krohn is okay. He was taken to the hospital and later released. However, we’ll have to wait and see if his mechanics can get that car up and running again by the time the green flag is waved on Saturday. And in the meantime, it doesn’t look like Krohn and his other two drivers—Nic Jonsson and Maurizio Medini—will be getting any more practice time in the Ferrari.

Have a look:

Hat Tip – [NBC Sports]




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