Originally Posted by mike the snake
It's amazing how close everyone finishes these days. It's a 24 hour sprint race.
The Astin Martin must have hit something juuust right for Alan Simonsen to have been killed because these cars today are so well built. The roll cages are far safer than those of yesteryear.
He did hit something just right, a tree. Directly behind the barrier that he hit was a very large tree. He hit the tree so hard that it tore all the bark off of it on one side. It was the perfect circumstances for a terrible tragedy.