Glickenhaus suffer crash during LMH Test

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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007 LMH post crash during pre-season private testing at Vallelunga Circuit
Credit: James Glickenhaus

On the second day of their multi-day test at the Vallelunga Circuit in Italy, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007 LMH crashed into a barrier, interrupting the team’s testing schedule.

Not a lot of information is available about the crash, that occurred on an outlap during the team’s private test, nor is it known which of the four Glickenhaus drivers (Gustavo Menezes, Romain Dumas, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook) were behind the wheel at the time of the accident. James Glickenhaus stated on social media: “007 went off on outlap. Everyone’s fine. No issue with car. Major Tom performed perfectly in shearing/shearing damage. We’ll continue improving him and be back testing on schedule. It’s only rock and roll but we like it.”

Originally, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus was not expected to appear at the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship due to the timing of this test, but after the start of the season was delayed thanks to continued COVID travel restrictions, the team were able to complete all their tests, shakedowns and homologate the car ahead of the opening round of the season at Spa-Francorchamps in May. It has been reported that the Glickenhaus team completed 200 laps from their first day of testing this week.

Dumas took the car for its on-track debut last month before it conducted test days at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, totaling 600km mileage on the car. The team is also due to conduct another test at Vallelunga mid April ahead of taking part in their first race -a 30-hour endurance race at Motorland Aaragon, leading to the car’s homologation.

Although due to run two cars in the upcoming season of WEC, the team are only running one car during this test period as the other is still being built ahead of the first race. The team will work to repair the car overnight, ready to have it back out on track tomorrow.

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