Day two of the European Le Mans Series testing got underway but was halted early in the day as a red flag was dropped due to an accident involving Katherine Legge onboard the #50 Richard Mille Oreca. Katherine has been since confirmed to have a Broken left leg and sprained right wrist.
The car had come into contact with the armco barrier at the signes corner. With the intensity of the impact Katherine Legge had to be fully extracted from the vehicle after it lost control during braking into the corner. Legge was taken to the medical centre for a routine checkover after the impact but was air lifted from the circuit to the Sainte Anne hospital in Toulon.
There’s been an official statement from the European Le Mans series, the statement can be read below,
“During the morning session of the second day of the European Le Mans Series official test the no50 Richard Mille Racing Team Oreca 07-Gibson, driven by Katherine Legge, went off track at 11h39 on the exit of signes corner and made contact with the guardrail.
The red flag was shown to stop the session and the circuit safety teams were very quickly and very efficiently on the scene to proceed with the extraction.
Katherine, who was conscious the whole time, was taken to the circuit medical centre, after her extraction from the car, for further assessment.
The circuit medical director reported that Katherine Legge has a broken bone in her lower left leg and a broken right wrist. Her medical situation is not life threatening.
She was then flown by Samu 83 helicopter to the hospital in Sainte Anne in toulon.
Further updates will be made when more information becomes available.