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Gentleman driver loses life at Mont-Tremblant circuit in Quebec

Gentleman driver loses life at Mont-Tremblant circuit in Quebec

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A 39-year-old gentleman driver sadly lost his life in an accident that happened Saturday morning at the Mont-Tremblant circuit located in the Laurentians, north of Montreal.

An article posted on the Point-de-vue Mont-Tremblant web site says that the driver of a Porsche 911 GT3 – a genuine race car fitted with all the safety equipment, including the steel roll cage – apparently lost control of his car when exiting corner 6 during a day of “lapping” where owners of sports cars can drive their cars at speeds on the circuit.

The safety crew immediately went on the scene of the crash and performed the resuscitation manoeuvres until the arrival of the ambulance. The injured driver was taken to the Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts hospital where he was pronounced death.

The driver from Eastern Townships had solid track experience under his belt and knew the Mont-Tremblant circuit. On the motorsport forums, witnesses say that the crash was the consequence of a driver error and not a mechanical failure. Our sincere condolences go out to the members of the deceased's family.