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Last week in the 1,000 km of Monza, a Le Mans Series race.

http://www.valeo-motor-sports.com/tunnel_en.php

http://www.lemans-series.com/2007/uk/index.asp

# 73 C5-R catches fire in Monza with two crewman injured

The afternoon session was clouded by a refuelling incident in the pit lane. The Luc Alphand Corvette C5-R #73 caught fire after a fuel hose failure; two Alphand crewmen suffered injuries during the fire. The race direction decided to stop the session in order to secure the quick transportation of the injured crewmen. The session was not restarted.

- http://www.the-paddock.net/content/view/241359/49/

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.endurance-info.com/article.php?sid=3460

http://motorsport.com/photos/select.asp?S=LMS&Y=2007&D=&N=&E=Monza/Friday_practice_2





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Yesterday’s fire incident during the refuelling of the Luc Alphand Corvette C5-R left two Alphand crewmen injured. The Le Mans Series has released more information today on the crewmen’s condition. One mechanic suffered lighter burns and will be released from the hospital in a few days. The second crew member suffered more serious second-degree burns and will stay in a specialised Milan hospital. However, the doctors are pleased with his condition and hope to send him home soon for full recovery.

The Alphand team opted to skip the third practise session today. Thanks to Francesco De Filippi, here are some photos from the unfortunate moment at the Alphand pits.

pics:

http://www.the-paddock.net/content/view/241363/49/

another update:

http://www.planetlemans.com/cmsv2/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=2&task=view&id=2549
 

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That sucks, I hope the crew members who were burned are ok.


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That team's Corvette C6.R won the 1,000 km of Monza, but there were just 7 cars in the GT1 class. They have raced Porsche 911s and Prodrive-built Ferrari 550 Maranellos in the past.
 

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Wow! Scary:surprised
I'm glad everyone is (for the most part) ok!
I've seen things like that get ugly in a hurry.
 
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