Uncini has safety car mishap
Former world champion and FIM safety officer Franco Uncini had an unfortunate end to his Spanish Grand Prix early on Sunday morning, when he crashed heavily on a sighting lap in the BMW M5 safety car shortly after warm-up.
Losing control of the 575bhp car on the exit of turn five onto the back straight, the Italian legend ploughed into the tyre wall, leaving himself with broken ribs and a passenger in the car needing treatment for a broken arm.
The incident may well raise more questions about the conduct of those driving the Motogp safety cars, which have suffered numerous high-speed accidents during sighting laps in recent seasons, most recently at Silverstone last year.
‘Losing control of the 575bhp BMW, he ploughed into the tyre wall
The not-so safety car. Somehow we don’t think thats’ going to polish out
Uncini ended up with broken ribs