R.I.P Allan Simonsen
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United Kingdom
R.I.P. Alan Simonsen
I was deeply saddened last night to hear of the death of a former colleague, International racing driver and all round great guy Allan Simonsen in the Le Mans 24 hour race yesterday. Apparently Allan crashed out in his Aston Martin on lap 8 after starting from pole position in his class, and succumbed to his injuries shortly after at the medical centre.
Allan was a fantastic guy who I had the pleasure to work with for over three years at Bedford Autodrome, where we was an instructor. Allan had a great character, was funny and engaging as well as ruthlessly fast behind the wheel.
My deepest sympathies go out to Allans' family and team mates, especially his close friend Henric Koch, whom he used to share a house with in his Palmer days. He was one of those people who made the world just a little better.
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