The No. 64 Corvette C7.R crashed out of this year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 16th hour with Tommy Milner at the wheel, making for the second year in a row Corvette Racing only had one entry finish the grueling French endurance race.
Tommy Milner was approaching Turn 1 at Le Sarthe, also known as Dunlop Corner, when he hit a bump in the track and the rear of the car became loose. He attempted to recover but it was too late – he was already on the grass and quickly headed towards a tire wall.
Luckily Milner emerged from the car unhurt and returned to Corvette Racing’s pit stall to support his teammates in the No. 63 Corvette C7.R. The folks at IMSA radio referred to Milner’s age when discussing the incident, but with two Le Mans wins under his belt and five seasons with Corvette Racing, we’d have to say lack of experience played no part in it.
Check out the incident in the video above.