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Le Mans | Racing Driver Simonsen Dies After Crashing During 24 Hours Race

Allan Simonsen, a Danish racing driver, has died due to injuries sustained in a crash during Saturday's Le Mans 24 Hours, according to race organisers Automobile Club de l'Ouest.

Crash: Danish driver Allan Simonsen died after crashing in the Le Mans 24 hour race on Saturday

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The 34-year-old was taking part in the GTE Am category race at the wheel of an Aston Martin when he crashed at the Tertre Rouge.

Simonsen was immediately attended to by doctors from the race's medical team.

"In a serious condition, Allan Simonsen was transferred immediately to the Circuit Medical Centre where he died soon after due to his injuries," a statement from the race organisers confirmed.

It continued: "The Automobile Club de l'Ouest wishes to express its great sadness following this incident, and extends its deepest condolences to the family and those close to Allan Simonsen.

"The Automobile Club de l'Ouest will make no further statement while the exact reasons for the accident are still being wholly determined."

Simonsen was an experienced Le Mans campaigner and was racing for the seventh time at La Sarthe.

The race was less than 10 minutes old when the accident occured.

Only two days earlier Simonsen, along with Danish team-mates Christoffer Nygaard and Kristian Poulsen, was celebrating after the number 95 Aston claimed pole position in the GTE Am class.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mot...ours-race.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23014877
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...-s/720908.html

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Re: Le Mans | Racing Driver Simonsen Dies After Crashing During 24 Hours Race

His Aston Martin died too.

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Re: Le Mans | Racing Driver Simonsen Dies After Crashing During 24 Hours Race

Tragic. I was watching the race this morning. I've seen worse crashes at Le Mans and the drivers survived Allan was unlucky. May he RIP.

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Re: Le Mans | Racing Driver Simonsen Dies After Crashing During 24 Hours Race

It didn't look too serious compared to some brutal crashes i've seen where people survived. Unlucky

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one of the dangers of racing

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Re: Le Mans | Racing Driver Simonsen Dies After Crashing During 24 Hours Race

Did he hit it side on? That is the worst way to hit something at speed.

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Re: Le Mans | Racing Driver Simonsen Dies After Crashing During 24 Hours Race

Seems allot like Dale Ernhardts crash, where the inpact wasn't absorbed into the car.

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Re: Le Mans | Racing Driver Simonsen Dies After Crashing During 24 Hours Race

I agree - it doesn't look that bad all it takes is a part of the car to him hit just the right way.

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More one fatal fall in le mans =(

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Re: Le Mans | Racing Driver Simonsen Dies After Crashing During 24 Hours Race

what a waste of an aston

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