|OiLibya Rally of Tunisia: Vigouroux helped after accident of Lethier/Lurquin.|
The Trophy Truck crew of Eric Vigouroux and Alexandre Winocq was the first to arrive to the place of the accident of the buggy of Lethier and Lurquin in SS04 on Wednesday, Vigouroux and Winoqc stopped and stood with them for a long time. For them, the race was not the most important thing of the day.
"From the start, we reached the Schlesser´s buggy of Lethier et Lurquin", explains Vigouroux at the finish. "They made a mistake on a right turn, and the car rolled and finished upside down. We didn´t take time to realize it was serious, and the car started burning right away. Jean-Marie Lurquin was burned on his hands and his back. We stood with him to support him before the arrival of the medical helicopter. Once our presence was no longer a help, we asked the Race Direction to continue, and to take off the time we stopped from our time of the stage."
"Obviously, it was very hard to continue in these circumstances. Too bad, because this special was really made for us. But the race went far behind at that moment. We hope, most of all that Jean-Marie will get better as soon as possible."
After the Iritrack´s analyze (device that follows all cars to give information regarding speed and location), the Race Direction gave the fourth best time of the special to the EVR´s car. Eric and Alex are installed in the third place of the general classification
2010/05/06 | 10:36 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/URTUBIA