DTM driver Alexandre Premat walks away from a horror shunt at Adria

Article by Christian A., on October 31, 2010

The safety of the current DTM cars is being applauded after Alexandre Premat walked out of the crumpled remains of his Audi A4 at Adria. The vehicle had speared into the wall opposite the pits at the end of the first lap after he was clipped by Maro Engel.

After hitting the wall hard, the car spun around after the impact it dug into the ground and then rolled several times.

As soon as the A4 stopped against the wall, Premat then ejected himself from the cockpit almost immediately. According to Audi Sport boss Wolfgang Ullrich, he had spoken to Premat and it “looks like he is fine."

He added that Audi is “very proud” of the cars built in the DTM, whose rulebook considers safety as the first priority. He also said that the next generation will get the same treatment.

Ullrich urged caution regarding Premat's condition though, as he was sent for further medical checks after seeing doctors at the circuit.

He said that Alexandre is “fine” but he said that he would still have to be careful in order to avoid what had previously happened to Tom Kristensen who got into an accident in 2007.

He added, “We have to be realistic and wait and see." Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug has also been quite vocal about his recognition of the car’s safety. [via autosport]

Topics: dtm

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Chevrolet has been pretty lucky in races they have participated in. From the Chevrolet SS, the Impala, to the Camaro. Recently, the company introduced the Camaro ZL1, which will be...
by - August 14, 2017
Not everybody can get their hands on a race car, most especially if they are not a licensed race car driver. But there is one race car out there that...
by - August 6, 2017
French automaker Alpine was founded in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, and was bought by Renault in the 1970s. Subsequently, Alpine production ceased in 1995. This year, the company was reborn...
by - August 1, 2017
Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi snagged the lead position ahead of this year's 24 Hours Le Mans by setting an impressive lap record. His number seven car is seen as the...
by - July 11, 2017
It would be nice to see “Cars 3” protagonist Lightning McQueen and antagonist Jackson Storm engage in a real race in a real-world competition. But wait, McQueen and Storm –...
by - July 3, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries