Katherine Legge has gone to hospital, following a violent crash at the European Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard.
The Brit crashed at high speed at the Signes corner, and hit the armco.
The official update from the European Le Mans Series explains that she was conscious all the time, and the the extraction team did a swift and effective job of getting her out of the car, and getting her to the medical centre at the circuit. The doctors assessed that she had broken her lower left leg, and got some damage to her right wrist.
She was transferred by helicopter to the hospital in Toulon, where she will undergo surgery on her leg, but it’s not a life-threatening injury.
Legge is part of the Richard Mille Racing Team in the LMP2 category, which is a car consisting of only female drivers. Legge was meant to share the car this weekend with Tatiana Calderon. Sophia Flörsch is the third driver of the car, but she will race in Hungary in the FIA Formula 3 series there, so the team is down to just a single driver at the moment.
The project is supported by the FIA Women In Motorsport, and the team is currently looking for a replacement for Legge, so the team can participate this weekend.
It’s not yet known for how long that Katherine Legge will be sidelined.
Racing24-7.net wishes Katherine Legge a swift recovery, and hope to see her back on the track soon.