Allan Simonsen passed away after a fatal crash in the 90th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans this evening. Simonsen spun off in the #95 Aston Martin Vantage V8 and struck the barriers at Tertre Rouge just 10 minutes into the race while Germany’s Andre Lotterer was leading in the number one Audi R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid.
The ACO’s statement read:
“At 15h09 the #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE, driven by Allan Simonsen of Denmark, exited the track at high-speed at the Tertre Rouge corner on his fourth lap of the race.
“The driver was immediately attended on the scene by the doctors from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s Medical Service.
“In a serious condition, Allan Simonsen was transferred immediately to the circuit medical centre, where he died soon after.
“Allan Simonsen’s family has been informed immediately by David Richards, principal of Aston Martin Racing.”
Here are two videos of the crash: