Corvette Racing’s No. 64 C8.R was battling the #51 Ferrari for first in GTE Pro when it was hit and knocked out of the race by the #83 AF Corse LMP2 on the Mulsanne straight.
Corvette Racing’s No. 64 C8.R was battling the #51 Ferrari for the category lead in GTE Professional when it was hit by the #83 AF Corse LMP2 on the Mulsanne straight. The aspect by aspect contact despatched Alexander Sims into the barrier, spinning the automotive round and coming to relaxation towards it. Sims was in a position to exit the automotive and fortunately he’s high-quality.
The no. 63 Corvette had simply been retired previous to the crash because of “vital mechanical injury” so our race for the 12 months is completed.
Our Le Mans is over. We had simply retired the 63 when the 64 was concerned in an incident that has ended its race. Gutted…
— Corvette Racing (@CorvetteRacing)
You possibly can see a replay of the crash right here:
To his credit score, Francois Perrodo went on to Corvette Racing and apologized for inflicting the crash. Race organizers gave Perrodo and the #83 @AFCorse a 3 minute cease and go penalty in addition to 2 penalty factors for inflicting a collision with Sims.