This seems to be a really awful year for Lamborghini‘s Gallardo. First there was the fatal crash in Germany that involved an actual Lamborghini employee, and now an accident on the track at Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo Cup series.
It happened during Round 4 of the season and from the looks of the video (available after the jump), the number-22 LP560-4 piloted by Giorgio Bartocci ended up in the gravel on the last turn before the front straight. What ensued is painful and surreal to watch. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 slams into the wall at a fairly significant speed. Quickly afterwards one can hardly even recognize the infamous bull as it burst into flames.
Fortunately Bartocci survived and is currently in the ICU, but we have to be questioning what took safety so long to extract him and to put out the fire. Lamborghini, rightfully so, canceled the rest of the fourth round and currently six and seven are canceled as well. Clearly Lamborghini has gotten in the press for all the wrong reasons recently. We wish the best for Bartocci for a speedy recovery.
There are two videos after the break.
[Source: Jon Sibal]
Gallery: Super Trofeo Lamborghini Gallardo Crash