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

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.

Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
El piloto de Repsol Honda Marc Márquez alza el trofeo del Gran Premio de Francia de MotoGP, en el Circuito de Bugatti, Le Mans, Francia, 20 de mayo de 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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El piloto de Repsol Honda Marc Márquez alza el trofeo del Gran Premio de Francia de MotoGP, en el Circuito de Bugatti, Le Mans, Francia, 20 de mayo de 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez in action REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez in action REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci celebrates with a trophy on the podium after the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci celebrates with a trophy on the podium after the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez in action REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez in action REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez in action REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez in action REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci celebrates with a trophy on the podium after the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci celebrates with a trophy on the podium after the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi reacts on the podium after the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi reacts on the podium after the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race as Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi look on REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race as Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi look on REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates with a trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez celebrates winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Del Conca Gresini Moto3's Fabio Di Giannantonio and Del Conca Gresini Moto3's Jorge Martin during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Del Conca Gresini Moto3's Fabio Di Giannantonio and Del Conca Gresini Moto3's Jorge Martin during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Dani Pedrosa during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Dani Pedrosa during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez and Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez and Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Ducati Team's Jorge Lorenzo during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Ducati Team's Jorge Lorenzo during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Ducati Team's Jorge Lorenzo and Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Ducati Team's Jorge Lorenzo and Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi and Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi and Alma Pramac Racing's Danilo Petrucci during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Ducati Team's Jorge Lorenzo and Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Johann Zarco during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
MotoGP - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - MotoGP - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Ducati Team's Jorge Lorenzo and Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Johann Zarco during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia celebrates winning the race as EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez and Joan Mir look on REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia celebrates winning the race as EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez and Joan Mir look on REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia celebrates with the trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia celebrates with the trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Albert Arenas celebrates winning the race on the podium as Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Andrea Migno sprays sparkling wine REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto3 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Albert Arenas celebrates winning the race on the podium as Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Andrea Migno sprays sparkling wine REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Albert Arenas celebrates with an award after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Albert Arenas celebrates with an award after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Albert Arenas celebrates winning the race on the podium as Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Andrea Migno sprays sparkling wine REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto3 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Albert Arenas celebrates winning the race on the podium as Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Andrea Migno sprays sparkling wine REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Albert Arenas celebrates with an award after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto3 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto3 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 Angel Nieto Team Moto3's Albert Arenas celebrates with an award after winning the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia and EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia and EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia and EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moto2 - French Grand Prix
Motorcycling - Moto2 - French Grand Prix - Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France - May 20, 2018 SKY Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia and EG 0,0 Marc VDS' Alex Marquez during the race REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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