(Photo from: www.btcc.net)
Yesterday’s British Touring Car Championship qualifying session at Croft was marred by the twelve car accident at Barcroft which resulted in a red flag and eventual abandonment of the session.
Although many escaped with relatively little damage sadly some were not as fortunate, most notably Aron Taylor-Smith, Luke Davenport and Jeff Smith.
This morning a BTCC statement read:
Aron Taylor-Smith (#40 MG Racing RCIB Insurance) suffered a fracture to his left leg and concussion. He was closely monitored in hospital and was released late last night.
Luke Davenport (#300 Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo) is currently in intensive care in an induced coma, and is in a serious but stable condition, with multiple chest injuries, lung damage, broken right leg, broken pelvis, broken right arm and concussion.
Jeff Smith (#55 Eurotech Racing) is in a serious but stable condition, with multiple chest injuries, extensive shoulder injuries and concussion.
All of the above injuries, whilst very serious, are not immediately life threatening.
We would like to thank the BTCC Medical Team, marshals, Croft Circuit staff, Air Ambulance crews and all staff at James Cook Hospital.
We would like to add that everyone here at L&T Motorsport sends their sincerest best wishes to all three drivers and we all hope for a speedy and full recovery.