Fiery Crash in Super Trofeo
Super Trofeo is a one-make racing series pitting race-prepped Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 against each other with professional and “gentlemen” drivers behind the wheel.
A quote from Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo website:
“I’ve managed to work closely with MIK Corse and we’ve developed a very good set-up,” said Babini. “I’m very pleased for the team and for my team-mate Giorgio [Bartocci], who will start on pole tomorrow.
But during the first race of the weekend, MIK Corse’s car #22 with Giorgio Bartocci behind the wheel had a very serious accident.
It was on the left shoulder of the track and when it tried to get back into it, the driver lost control as the car swerved quickly to the right and hit the pit wall.
The LP560-4 Super Trofeo racecar burst in flames shorty after as the front end suspension and axle flew in the opposite direction.
As the car finally settled down, it was now completely engulfed in flames and this was when the medical emergency and fire crew arrived.
Because the crash happened very close where the fire crew and medics were stationed, they were able to get to the scene in a short time to rescue Giorgio.
Giorgio was taken to the Medical center before being transported by helicopter to the nearest Brno hospital.
Here’s a video of clip of the crash.
Video of the aftermath
Here’s the official statement from Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo website:
“Giorgio Bartocc remains in intensive care in the hospital in Brno, where his condition is currently stable.“
Following this incident, round 4 along with round 5 and 6 of the series were officially cancelled.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Giorgio and his family.
Photos Source: Foltyn.cz