Accidents by Tom Coronel and Andrea Larini caused two very near misses for marshalls today, closing the WTCC warm up session ahead of today's race at Magny Cours
During the session SEAT driver Coronel ran off at the exit of the chicane, with marshalls attending his car. Following drivers failed to slow notably - first Ford's Thomas Jager narrowly avoided hitting a marshall at the rear of the car, and then Andrea Larini came in way too fast and collected the SEAT as another marshall just managed to jump out of the way.
With two seriously damaged cars sitting on the exit of the final chicane, and clearly dangerous conditions for the marshalls, race officials had no option but to cancel the session.
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