A statement just issued by the European Le Mans Series confirms that Katherine Legge has suffered a broken left leg and broken right wrist in an accident during this morning’s test session at Paul Ricard.
The statement reads:
Incident on Track During Le Castellet Test
During the morning session of the second day of the European Le Mans Series official test the no 50 Richard Mille Racing Team Oreca 07-Gibson, driven by Katherine Legge, went off track at 11h39 on the exit of Signes corner and made contact with the guardrail. The red flag was shown to stop the session and the circuit safety teams were very quickly and very efficiently on the scene to proceed with the extraction of the driver.
Katherine, who was conscious the whole time, was taken to the circuit medical centre, after her extraction from the car, for further assessment.
The circuit Medical Director reported that Katherine Legge has a broken bone in her lower left leg and a broken right wrist. Her medical situation is not life-threatening.
She was then flown by the Samu 83 helicopter to hospital Sainte Anne in Toulon.
Further updates will be made when more information becomes available.
This currently leaves the Richard Mille Racing team, due to make their ELMS debut this weekend at Paul Ricard, with just one driver available, Tatiana Calderon, as third driver Sophia Floersch is currently due to compete in the F1 Grand Prix supporting FIA F3 Championship races at Hungaroring.
UPDATE – Per a tweet from Andy Lally – Katherine’s wrist is not broken but sprained – leg will require surgery.