Fraser’s Darrian saved after Flatters fire
Andy Fraser has thanked the competitors and injured marshals that saved his Darrian after a fire at the end of the last stage of the Harry Flatters Rally threatened to destroy the car.
Fraser had a second place finish on the July 31 event sewn up when fuel leaked into the airbox and onto the exhaust, causing it to ignite.
“I would like to stress how grateful I am to the marshals,” said Fraser. “The three in particular who got burned, and the drivers as well. I can’t thank everybody enough, they’ve saved a £120,000 car.”
Over 20 extinguishers were used to put out the fire. Three marshals were hurt attending to the car. “There were three marshals, two were brothers,” added Fraser. “One had a burn on his forearm. His brother ended up with smoke inhalation and fume inhalation. And then there as another guy who was having difficulty breathing afterwards.”
All three have been released from hospital. Fraser is hoping to have the car for the Mewla Rally on August 28.