Just after 4.30pm local time in the afternoon session of the Le Mans Series test days the 007 Aston Martin Racing Lola Aston Martin brought out the red flag after crashing into the barrier. The crash took place just before the second righthander after the long Mistral straight. Planetlemans photographer Brecht Decancq was there when it happened.
The damaged Lola Aston Martin has been returned to the team but will not return to the track this weekend. Tomas Enge was behind the wheel of the doomed car, he was uninjured in the accident. The Czech driver, who had only just set the fastest lap, admitted it was a driver mistake and not a mechanical failure on the car.