SS13, Wellington Dam: Delecour out

Francois Delecour's co-driver Daniel Grataloup has been injured in an accident on the 13th stage of the Rally Australia

SS13, Wellington Dam: Delecour out

The Ford Focus hit a tree 22km into the Wellington Dam run. According to Colin McRae's co-driver Nicky Grist, Grataloup's side of the car took the impact. But he is said to be concious at the scene of the accident and has been removed from the car, complaining of pain in his shoulder. He has been flown to hospital in Perth.

Delecour was running first on the road, with McRae following directly behind. The Scot stopped at the scene and ran back up the road to slow the oncoming cars. The stage was then stopped and has since been cancelled, with Delecour incredibly driving his Focus out of the stage. After being chased by a helicopter, he finally gave up and allowed the medics to take him back instead!

"I was pushing very hard, possibly too hard," he said. "I was in sixth gear, changing to fifth for a narrow corner. I clipped the inside, which threw the car across into the tree. It's a sad way to end my Ford career."

The remaining cars went straight to the next service area before the start of the 14th stage.

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