Menu transferred to hospital

Two-time British Touring Car Champion Alain Menu was transferred to a local hospital after crashing his Chevrolet Lacetti at high-speed during qualifying for the opening round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship at Curitiba in Brazil.
Initial indications are that he will be clear to join the grid for the race tomorrow.

Menu was transported to hospital for precautionary scans after his car seem to loose control on the last bend before the start-finish straight and careered into the crash barriers. Such was the speed that the car bounced back onto the track.

The session was stopped to remove his car. Although Menu walked away from the accident, he was sent to the local hospital for a check-up and scans.

All being well, he will take part in the race tomorrow from 11th on the grid.