Katherine Legge has suffered broken bones and wrist in a heavy crash during European Le Mans Series (ELMS) test at Circuit Paul Ricard.
A statement from ELMS has confirmed injuries to Legge, who had a heavy crash during the morning session of Day 2 in the pre-season test at Paul Ricard, ahead of the 2020 opener – the 4 Hours of Le Castellet – at the same venue this weekend.
Legge is part of the #50 Richard Mille Racing Team outfit alongside Tatiana Calderon and Sophia Floersch. Driving the Oreca-07 Gibson in the lead LMP2 class, she went off at 11h39 (local time) on the exit of Signes corner and made contact with the guardrail.
The session was immediately red-flagged as Legge was rushed to the medical center. Upon checks, the team at ELMS has said that the Brit has suffered broken bone in her lower left leg and a broken right wrist, but fortunately, it is not life threatening. The note added that she was conscious in the whole extraction process.
She is currently at the Sainte Anne hospital in Toulon undergoing treatment. Considering it is a pre-season test with limited number of personnel, no photos and or video footage has surfaced so far. In the three sessions, the team finished 13th in all of them.
Here’s an interview of the team undertaken by ELMS: