Audi driver Duval crashes in early stages at Le Mans

BY foxsports • June 13, 2015

The No. 8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro suffered heavy damage in the early stages of the 24 Hours of Le Mans when Loic Duval collided with the guardrail.

While battling for a spot inside of the top five, Duval made a swift move to avoid cars who were checking up for a slow zone on the run to Indianapolis. Unfortunately, slight contact with the No. 51 Ferrari pitched Duval sideways and into the guardrail.

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The hit ripped the front end of the Audi off, but Duval managed to limp the car back to the pits where the team could make repairs. Luckily, they only lost one lap and with more than 20 hours remaining in the race, there is plenty of time to rebound.

The incident put the race under the second safety car period for repairs to the guardrail.

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