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Delta Wing Crash Petit Le Mans - Web Exclusive

Concept Race Car Gets Major Air.

Ezekiel Wheeler
Oct 18, 2012
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As we reported yesterday, not only is Nissan’s new Delta Wing racecar racing at Petit Le Mans this weekend, it also suffered major damage from collision during yesterday’s practice session. The Delta Wing actually experienced lift off and ended up upside down for a short period until it collided with a barrier and righted itself.

The crash occurred in nearly the same fashion as it did in the Le Mans 24 Hour. Being sideswiped by another vehicle that apparently “couldn’t see the car.”

"Everything was going well... I followed a GTC car through [turns] 10a and 10b and I had a run on him exiting the corner before the bridge and pulled almost completely past. He cut over to take the apex and made heavy contact with the left-rear of our car that sent me for a bit of a ride.” Stated Gunnar.

The car in question about causing the accident was a Porsche in the GTC class. Luckily Delta Wing driver Gunnar Jeannette suffered zero injuries and was released from the track medical center shortly after being examined.

The Delta Wing suffered heavy damage, but the crew was confident to get the car back in racing order by todays shake down. Before the accident occurred the Delta Wing had set a fastest time of 1:13.686.

By Ezekiel Wheeler
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