16 July 2020

British racing driver Katherine Legge hospitalised after crashing during testing in France

British racing driver Katherine Legge suffered multiple injuries after crashing in testing ahead of this weekend’s European Le Mans Series.

The 40 year-old will have surgery on a broken left leg and has also broken her right wrist. 

Her car hit a guard rail after crashing out of a corner at the Circuit Paul Ricard and she was transferred by helicopter to a hospital in Toulon, France. 

The European Le Mans Series said in a statement that she was ‘conscious the whole time’.

Legge posted on social media: "Big thank you to everyone who had a part in looking after me today. I really do appreciate all your work and efforts to get me out and as comfortable as possible.

"Also to my team - they are running everything with their usual smooth optimal organization and taking care of me.

"Thanks also for everyone’s messages and well wishes. It means a great deal and is super motivating for me. I will be back. You guys made me smile. Thank you. 

“I will have surgery in a few hours on my left leg and will update you all after."

Legge is part of an all-female team at Richard Mille Racing, alongside racing stars Sophia Florsch and Tatiana Calderon.

The 2020 season opener was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but will now take place at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on July 19.  

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