Ratcliffe escapes nasty Mugello accident
Optimum Motorsport driver Ryan Ratcliffe escaped unscathed from a massive accident when challenging for the Mugello 12 Hours race last weekend.
The Audi R8 LMS GT3 crew led much of the race before a fuel glitch brought the car to a halt on the track towards the end.
Ratcliffe was hit by an unsighted Porsche 991 but both drivers were uninjured.
Optimum team principal Shaun Goff said: “It was very painful to go out the way we did, having led the race in such a convincing way. However, Joe [Osborne], Flick [Haigh] and Ryan did everything to the highest level to ensure that race was ours to lose.”
The race was won by the Renault RS01 FGT3 of Luc and Max Braams, Nicky Pastorelli and Miguel Ramos.