Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours podium finisher Stephane Sarrazin rolled the team’s Odyssey 21 E-SUV during the Saturday morning qualifying run.
He hit a section of camel grass at the bottom of the second sand dune on the desert course in the AlUla region of Saudi Arabia and rolled the car. The session was red flagged.
Veloce Racing has now withdrawn from the rest of the round due to terminal damage sustained to the roll cage.
A brief statement issued by the team read: “Following a review by the team and the officials, it has been deemed that it is unsafe to continue due to irreparable damage to the ODYSSEY 21 chassis.
“Stephane Sarrazin escaped unharmed. No further comment will be made at this time.”
Stephane Sarrazin, Veloce Racing
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