Citroen World Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen and co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen were unhurt in a high-speed accident in testing on Thursday. The two Finns were hospitalized for tests after the accident in Italy, but both have been given the all-clear.
The crash happened when Hirvonen was just past the halfway point of the day-long test. Due to the testing restrictions on long-haul rallies, teams have to confine their preparations to mainland Europe, which is why fine-tuning for Rally New Zealand was taking place in Tuscany.
A Citroen spokesperson said: "Mikko rolled a lot of times, the accident was high-speed. The most important thing is that Mikko and Jarmo are both OK. They are back at the hotel tonight. The test is finished."
Sebastien Loeb completed his one-day test yesterday.
Rally New Zealand, round seven of the World Rally Championship, starts from Auckland on June 21, with Loeb and Hirvonen holding first and second in the standings.