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Rally Deutschland: Gigi Galli leg one summary

Gigi Galli and Giovanni Bernacchini had to retire from Rally Germany, 10th round of the FIA WRC Gigi Galli and his co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini while running special stage 5 this afternoon went off road in quite a fast part of the stage ...

Gigi Galli and Giovanni Bernacchini had to retire from Rally Germany, 10th round of the FIA WRC

Gigi Galli and his co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini while running special stage 5 this afternoon went off road in quite a fast part of the stage and rolled. Gigi Galli has been immediately brought to the hospital here in Trier and the doctors diagnosed the fracture of the left femur. This evening he will undergo a surgery at the hospital in Trier. Giovanni Bernacchini was uninjured.

The accident happened approximately 11 km after the start of stage 5 in a right fast bend. The car has been thrown in the air and into the wood along the road. The roll cage of the Ford Focus RS resist well against the impact avoiding worse damages.

The organizers staff worked fast and did a very good job. The special stage has been cancelled in order to allow a quick assistance.

The last stage has been cancelled because of too many spectators along the road.

Sebastien Loeb (Citroen C4) won all the special stages of the day and he is leading followed by the Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen and by the other Citroen driver Dani Sordo.

The second day will start tomorrow at 06.25 and provide 8 special stages for a total of 159,76 timed kilometers, with two remote zone service parks of 15 minutes each in Birkenfeld. The crews will be back in Trier at 18.58

-credit: gigigalli.com

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Series WRC
Drivers Sébastien Loeb , Mikko Hirvonen , Gianluigi Galli , Giovanni Bernacchini
Teams Citroën World Rally Team