Corvette Racing’s No. 64 C8.R was battling the #51 Ferrari for the class lead in GTE Pro when it was hit by the #83 AF Corse LMP2 on the Mulsanne straight. The side by side contact sent Alexander Sims into the barrier, spinning the car around and coming to rest against it. Sims was able to exit the car and thankfully he is fine.
The no. 63 Corvette had just been retired prior to the crash due to “significant mechanical damage” so our race for the year is done.
Our Le Mans is over. We had just retired the 63 when the 64 was involved in an incident that has ended its race. Gutted…
— Corvette Racing (@CorvetteRacing) June 12, 2022
You can see a replay of the crash here:
To his credit, Francois Perrodo went directly to Corvette Racing and apologized for causing the crash. Race organizers gave Perrodo and the #83
@AFCorse a 3 minute stop and go penalty as well as 2 penalty points for causing a collision with Sims.
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