You know when you’re playing a racing game and you smash into the wall so hard that the game physics go a bit weird, sending the car into the air for a suspiciously long time? Well, that’s what this accident at Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew turn kinda looks like.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo driver Sheena Monk, went into the wall – hard – flipping into the air and coming to an abrupt halt.
The race was stopped whilst medical teams extracted her from the car and sent her off to hospital for examination. Thankfully she was described to be awake and alert and in a stable condition – although no details of any possible injuries have been revealed, she did release a statement:
“I have yet to review what happened with my accident yesterday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca but I’m extremely grateful for the safety and strength of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
“I’d like to thank my family, my coach Katherine Legge, the team at Wayne Taylor Racing, IMSA, the track marshals, safety crew, Medi-vac unit, and the amazing staff at Valley Medical Center for assisting me in such tremendous fashion.
“I’d also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the racing fans who expressed concern for my wellbeing as well as positivity for a speedy recovery.”
Although the crash looks a lot like brake failure, Lamborghini reported that “all of the operating systems were found to be functioning appropriately”.