The IndyCar It is one of the most important categories in the motor world. With the Indianapolis 500 As the main course of the season, the most important ovals in the world are usually the protagonists of the most shocking accidents. This Thursday, in a test before the start of the season, the Dutchman Rinus VeeKay he suffered a very hard blow against the wall.
This Thursday the tests were carried out for novice pilots and those who have not competed in an oval for a long time. This is for the 2021 edition of the Indianapolis 500, which will be run on Sunday, May 30, at the circuit of that city, one of the best known in the motor world. Among the test participants, was the Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, which will return to the race this year.
On one of the fastest laps of the day, VeeKay was preparing to exit the last corner of the Indianapolis circuit. However, the car that was going more than 200 kilometers per hour bit the grass and a strong wind caused it to spin. The Dutchman could not stop the car, which hit hard against the concrete protections.
Fortunately, VeeKay was not seriously injured. However, the accident caused a fracture in one of his fingers, for which he had to be treated by the circuit doctors. VeeKay explained on his Instagram account what happened when he took the curve. Furthermore, in an interview with the NBC apologized to the team for his accident.
“It was a very strange moment. I had a tailwind at Turn 3, so it had to be very safe to go into the corner, fully. That ‘s what I did. It felt great when I hit the straight, but then the front end sagged and I lost it. Once that happens you are just a passenger », explained the team’s Dutch driver. Ed carpenter racing
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