Duval will not be allowed to race this weekend at Le Mans

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Loic Duval will not compete in the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The ACO will not allow Loic Duval to race this weekend after his terrifying accident earlier today. It was reported that he only suffered scratches on his legs and arms, but he's not being cleared to race by doctors. It's unfortunate news for Duval who was hoping to defend his Le Mans title with teammates Tom Kristensen and Lucas Di Grassi.

This decision was made after he underwent some more tests at the hospital. JOTA Sport's Marc Gene will replace him as the third driver of the No. 1 Audi. Gene won the overall crown at Le Mans for Peugeot back in 2009 and competed for Audi in both 2012 and 2013.

The Spaniard was originally scheduled to drive the No. 38 Zytek-Nissan for the JOTA Sport team in LMP2.

The Audi sport team is working 24/7 to build a new car after the original was ripped in half and completely destroyed in the accident.

Get well message to Loic Duval from Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi, Oliver Jarvis, Lucas Di Grassi, Marc Gene, Tom Kristensen, Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer
Get well message to Loic Duval from Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi, Oliver Jarvis, Lucas Di Grassi, Marc Gene, Tom Kristensen, Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer

Photo by: Alexander Trienitz

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Series LEMANS
Event 24 Hours of Le Mans
Article type Breaking news
Tags audi, crash, jota sport, le mans, loic duval, marc gene