A massive rollover crash wasn’t how Emma Gilmour and Stephane Sarrazin planned to end this weekend’s Extreme E round in Sardinia.
Sarrazin rolled the Veloce Racing machine on the final lap of the crazy race.
The car was significantly damaged, but Sarrazin emerged from the wreckage unharmed.
Gilmour and Sarrazin were unfortunate to have to even be in the crazy race.
After posting the third fastest lap in qualifying one Saturday morning, the pair failed to complete the day’s second session in the afternoon when Sarrazin picked up heavy damage.
They qualified eighth overall, well down on where they should have been.
“It was a disappointing end to our day after such a great start,” Gilmour said after qualifying.
Being in the three-car crazy race meant Gilmour and Sarrazin would have to win to proceed to the final event.
Gilmour started the race for the team, running comfortably behind the lead two cars for the first leg.
Oliver Bennett received a nine-second penalty for failing to pass through a gate, promoting Gilmour into second before handing the car over to Sarrazin.
Sarrazin re-emerged into the race in third but quickly found himself in second when Christine Giampaoli Zonca crashed.
Pushing hard to catch leader Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky, Sarrazin awkwardly hit a bump, which caused the car to roll.
The overall round win went to Team Rosberg’s Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson. The two have won three of the past four events and are firm favourites to clinch the inaugural championship.
Extreme E has one more round on December 18-19 in Dorest, United Kingdom.
Gilmour will likely sub out for that round as the team’s regular female driver, Jamie Chadwick, returns from her W Series duties.