At just after half past two on Easter Monday, April 20 1992, Gil de Ferran and Marcel Albers led the field around to the Thruxton grid to continue their fight for the British Formula 3 Championship title. After the opening two rounds the scores stood at one win apiece: Albers had triumphed at Donington Park; de Ferran at Silverstone.
Eight laps later at the Chicane: screams, shouting, silence. Albers, who was attempting to fight back up the field after dropping to seventh, had clipped the rear of team-mate Elton Julian's car as he tried to slipstream him on the approach to the Chicane.
Albers' Ralt lifted skywards, before it flipped, somersaulted, cleared the tyre wall and smashed into the protective fencing. Debris showered the terrified spectators, some of whom sustained minor injuries. The car itself did not get through, but 24-year-old Marcel Albers was dead from a huge blow to his head on a fence support.