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Quadruple Amputee to run in the 24hrs of Le Mans

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"This year’s Garage 56 entry, the No. 84 SRT41 by OAK Racing, is a Morgan LMP2 modified for a quadruple amputee to share with two drivers, perSportscar365. While Garage 56 is a one-car class for innovative cars, the No. 84 ran faster than two of the regular LMP2s with a 3:45.178. "

http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/first-le-mans-qualifying-session-puts-a-sandbag-free-fo-1782063033 (Thanks to Bong for the link)


Then I had to look up the car/driver because hearing quadruple amputee sprung my attention. 


This was last October:

"Quadruple amputee Frederic Sausset will take part in next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as a Garage 56 entrant, with his “SRT 41” program having been formally launched this week in France. (En Français)

Sausset, who lost all four limbs following a bacterial infection in 2012, will team with Christophe Tinseau and a third, yet-to-be-confirmed driver in a specially adapted Morgan LMP2 car that’s received the backing of a number of influential players in the sport.

“It’s been a long road since July 2012,” Sausset told Endurance-Info. “The accident was a traumatic experience for me, my family and relatives. We had to take on all of that."




Really freakin' awesome that this is a thing. Congrats to him and his team to even making the field let alone running some good lap times. Not overall competitive but they aren't the slowest in their class. 

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