Accident and retirement for Matteo Cressoni at Total 24 Hours Spa

01.08.2017

Good news comes from the Total 24 Hours Spa (Belgium): Matteo Cressoni is fine.
An innocent victim of a scandalous accident at 6:10 am, the pilot was resigned a few hours later from the Verviers hospital where he had been transported for checks that revealed a fracture of the left collarbone and a strong contusion to the ankle, As well as a series of minor contusions in the lower limbs.

Considering the severity of the crash, the sporting look goes into the background, but it is worth mentioning Matteo's was in third-place pro-AM (16th absolute) at the time of the accident: the rider was completing the last lap at the end of the double stint driver who had seen him make a spectacular comeback to the back of the second, when out of the fast-paced curve Paul Frère centered a car incredibly intent on crossing the track in the wicked attempt to regain after a previous exit

Matteo simply couldn't avoid the impact, since telemetry verification occurred at about 200 km / h. Even the attempt to discard to the right wasn't successful: Lamborghini no. 77, which was crossing perpendicularly the runway out of a blind curve, immediately took fire, transferring the flames also to the Ferrari from which Cressoni came out, despite the shock and wounds reported.

All material related to the incident (television, cameras, telemetry) has been withdrawn by the Race Direction for the investigation of the incident and for the determination of the responsibilities. Returning home the next day, Matteo Cressoni will undergo these days for further examinations and visits to determine recovery times, which should take about a month.
 

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