Two compensation claims are reportedly underway after a car left a racetrack and injured spectators.
The incident happened at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in June last year. The race was part of a two-day GTI international race meeting for high-performance VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles.
The incident happened when two cars were racing on a short sprint track. As the cars were travelling at approximately 70mph, one lost control and crashed. The loss of control caused the vehicle to plough through a plastic barrier that was weighted down with water. It then struck a metal barrier that was in front of the spectators.
Three spectators were injured in the incident, two of them seriously. One of the more seriously injured spectators was a male who suffered head, pelvic and spinal injuries.
GTI International has announced that the race meeting will be moved to a different venue (Shakespeare County Raceway) for 2013. A spokesperson for GTI International stated that the move was to do with the expense of holding the event at Bruntingthorpe, as all facilities (including the safety barriers) had to be hired and shipped into the venue.
Two of the injured spectators are reported by the Leicester Mercury to be making compensation claims for their injury.