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MICHAEL NAGUIB WALKS AWAY FROM HUGE INCIDENT AT SMSP

Australian Prototype Series driver Michael Naguib suffered a high speed accident during practice at the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park.

His accident occurred in the Friday evening session under lights at Turn 1, the fastest corner on the circuit. That area had just been resurfaced which made the corner even faster with better grip for cars such as the West, which Naguib had been driving.

With no television coverage at that point and the in-car footage from Michael’s car not operational, these exclusive images from our Velocity Motorsport Magazine photographer, John Morris, are the only record of the incident.

And it was quite an incident indeed. Naguib lost control of his West at the exit of turn 1 and the car slewed sideways and then flipped upside down.

From there the car rotated as it rose off the track and soared skywards before crashing back to earth and flipping again. It finally came to a halt near the Marshals post with medical crews soon beside the wreck. Amazingly Naguib climbed from the cockpit and walked unaided to the medical car. Half an hour later we spoke to Michael who had returned to an empty garage with a hazy recollection of the event.

Michael’s story was covered by News Corp in The Sunday Telegraph.

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