Racers Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli have been transported to hospital following a two-vehicle crash at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Moments before the crash Malucelli radioed to his team that his No. 62 Ferrari 458 GTC was down on power and that he would be pulling over to the side to remain out of the way.
Gidley’s No. 99 Corvette Daytona Prototype then came accelerating out of Daytona’s International Horseshoe turn, slamming into the limping Ferrari. Yahoo! Sports points out that at the time of the crash the sun was setting over Daytona, which could have obscured Gidley’s vision.
The crash prompted race officials to put a full-course caution, but a red flag soon followed, pitting all the vehicles. Early reports indicate that Memo is conscious and breathing. There is no word on Malucelli’s condition as of yet. The race was resumed 90 minutes later.
Update: Both drivers are awake and communicating, according to a tweet from Racer Magazine’s Marshall Pruett.