A Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo suffered a massive crash during the 24 Hours of Spa race on Saturday.
The crash took place at the famous Eau Rouge corner at the Spa Francorchamps, 22 minutes into the race. Jack Aitken in car no. 114 lost control coming up the hill and slammed into the left side tire wall. The car then spun onto the racetrack and collected a couple of other cars. The no. 21 Porsche of Kevin Estre, no. 163 Huracan GT3 of Franck Perera and Davide Rigon’s no. 71 Ferrari 488 GT3 were involved in the accident.
The race was neutralised and all four drivers were immediately attended. Fortunately, none of the drivers suffered any life-threatening injuries.
The accident brought back memories of the horrific crash that tragically claimed the life of French racing driver Anthoine Hubert during a Formula 2 race in 2019. The latest incident just shows how secondary impacts can be deadly. In this case, the cabin of the Huracan GT3 remained intact while the front and rear were completely ripped apart.
“The 2021 TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa was neutralised after 22 minutes following a multi-car accident at Raidillon involving Jack Aitken (#114 Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini), Kevin Estre (#21 Rutronik Racing Porsche), Franck Perera (#163 Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini) and Davide Rigon (#71 Iron Lynx Ferrari). All four drivers were immediately attended by the circuit’s emergency staff. Estre and Perera were transferred to the medical centre and, following checks, released to rejoin their teams. Aitken and Rigon have been taken to hospital for further examination. Both drivers sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident. Further information will be provided at the appropriate time.”