2013 24 Hours of Le Mans marred by death of Allan Simonsen

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PBM MotoGP rider Michael Laverty of Northern Ireland is seen in his garage during the first free practice session of the French Grand Prix in Le Mans circuit

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Aston Martin Racing's Allan Simonsen died from injures sustained in a violent, high-speed crash just nine minutes into the iconic motor racing event. The 35-year-old Dane was the first driver to die during the race since 1986.

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