Benoit Treluyer suffered no serious injuries following his huge accident in the Pescarolo-run privateer Peugeot 908 turbo-diesel during the 14th hour of the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, team principal Henri Pescarolo has confirmed.
The Frenchman crashed out of fourth place in the Esses after the Dunlop Bridge, striking the barrier at high-speed and writing off the updated 2008-spec coupe. But while he was taken to the medical center after a lengthy extrication from the wreck, Pescarolo says that the 32-year-old is uninjured.
"I was with him in the medical center and I have spoken to him and he is OK," said Pescarolo. "But the car is completely destroyed.
"It seems that he lost it on a bump on the Esses. We haven't found anything on the telemetry. So it seems that he lost it and I don't know why.
"It is very bad, but that's racing -- sometimes good, sometimes bad."
The #17 Peugeot had an eventful Le Mans. It was crashed into by the #7 factory Peugeot in the first hour after Pedro Lamy was released too early from its pit stop. The car then fought back into contention after losing several laps to repairs and was chasing the #1 Audi for a potential podium finish when Treluyer crashed.
Pescarolo's regular car, the trusty Pescarolo-Judd 01, currently lies in sixth position in the race in the hands of Christophe Tinseau, nine laps behind the leader.