The opening round of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship proved to be a short one for Team Modena. On the exit of the first corner Piers Johnson was pushed wide by another car forcing the Lamborghini onto the grass, where it dug into the soft turf and was launched into a roll.
“I got a nice clean start, and got to the inside of the first corner. That put me on the right with a Viper on my left, and I didn’t want to be on the outside through Cascades, so I lifted off to let him past, but he kept squeezing me and I ended up on the grass. From then on I was just a passenger and unfortunately the car dug in and rolled over, and I have been told we did three rolls.”
Piers was unhurt in the dramatic incident, but the damage to the car will see the team miss the rest of the meeting.
- Team Modena