Sri-Lanka Desktop Testing Scenario - 21 & 22 October 2020

Race Crash Scenario


Date: October 21 & 22, 2020

Event Details: The Ashes Test Series International TCR Championship – Round 2

Venue: Mickey Mouse International Circuit

Competition: TCR Race2 – 2.30pm start – 20 laps

Weather: Fine but overcast, ambient temperature at the start 21 degrees C

Track conditions: Dry


The Incident


Car 10 – driver Hope Lesdriver, Hyundai TCR – Team Reckless

On lap 12, at 2.49 pm, in Turn 3 (high speed right hand corner – speed around 160 km/hr) Car 10 runs wide off the track and heavily impacts the tyre barrier.

Car 10 suffers major damage.  The roll cage has remained intact, as does the seat however Hope did not have her harness properly tightened and as a result, her body moved forward during the crash and her head had major impact with part of the roll cage. She is rendered unconscious. 


Safety Equipment Details

Helmet: OMP GP8 Evo FIA 8859-2015 with Forward Head Restraint posts

HANS device

Driving Suit: OMP MY2020 FIA 8856-2000

Seat: Sparco Circuit II FIA 8855-1999



The Safety Car is deployed and is followed to the scene of the incident by the Medical Intervention Vehicle (MIV) which contains a doctor and a paramedic. The MIV arrives at 2.51 pm  

The Fire and Rescue Vehicle (FIV) also attends arriving at 2.52.

The front of Car 10 has taken the brunt of the impact and there is a significant intrusion into the cockpit. Hope is trapped inside the car.

The rescue crew have to remove the roof in order to extricate Hope.  The medical team then remove Hope from the car.

The Ambulance arrives at 2.59 pm and Hope is placed in the ambulance and taken to Disneyland Medical Centre Emergency Department.

The medical indications taken by the medical team at the circuit, for Hope, are as follows:



HR 116bpm 

BP 142/89 

RR 24 

SpO2 97% 

GCS 6/15

PEARL 4mm (Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light) 

+5 minutes

HR 98bpm 

BP 138/78 

RR 24 

SpO2 98% 

GCS 6/15

PEARL 6mm (Right pupil sluggish) / 4mm (Left pupil reactive)

Incomprehensible sounds

Eyes not opening to stimulation

Flexor response to physical stimulus. 

Head up > 30degrees

Ventilation adjusted to PaCO2 35-40mmHg

Given bolus of osmotic agent (hypertonic saline)

The Clerk of Course has decided to Red Flag the race at 3.05pm.

The ambulance leaves the scene at 3.15pm