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
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.
Helmet: OMP GP8 Evo FIA 8859-2015 with Forward Head Restraint posts
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:
PEARL 4mm (Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light)
PEARL 6mm (Right pupil sluggish) / 4mm (Left pupil reactive)
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