On 22 June 2013, the Danish driver Allan Simonsen tragically died during the 24 hour race at Le Mans in France. He was 34 years old.
Following countless requests from motorsport fans in Denmark and abroad, the board of directors in the Danish Automobile Sports Union (DASU) decided on 26 June 2013 to initiate the foundation of Allan Simonsen’s memorial fund and decided that all contributions should go to Allan’s surviving fiancée, Carina Lundbye Hansen and their one year old daughter Mie-Mai Lundbye Simonsen. Donations will be tax free for the recipients according to Danish tax legislation.
Anyone that wishes to honor the memory of Allan Simonsen and consider his surviving fiancée and daughter are welcome to make a donation to Allan Simonsen’s memorial foundation. Donations can be made on the following account number in the Danish bank, Jyske Bank A/S: IBAN DK1350780001117416, SWIFT (BIC-address): JYBADKKK.
Donations can be made until 31 December 2013. DASU will hand over the donated amounts to Allan Simonsen’s fiancée Carina Lundbye Hansen at a ceremony in Copenhagen held on 22 January 2014.
The board of directors and president of the Danish Automobile Sports Union have made the following statement in connection with the establishment of Allan Simonsen’s memorial foundation: “It is with great honor that DASU supports the memory of Allan Simonsen. We have closely followed his career all the way back from the karting years and we are convinced that Allan had the talent to even greater successes. We therefore have put great emphasis in establishing his memorial foundation.
Mr. Jan Struve, the owner of the Young Driver Team, which Allan Simonsen raced for at Le Mans has made the following statement: “In these difficult times, I am very pleased that we are able through the memorial foundation to support Allan’s surviving fiancée and child. The great number of condolences that we have received from all over the world clearly shows the great respect and recognition for Allan both as a race driver and an individual.
Allan Simonsen’s memorial will take place on Tuesday, 2 July 2013 at 3 pm from Odense Cathedral, Klosterparken 2, Odense.
Young Driver AMR