Fatality rocks Catalunya Rally
24 March 2006

A co-driver has been killed in a freak accident involving a British crew on the latest round of the World Rally Championship, the Catalunya Rally

Jorg Bastuck, co-driver to Citroen C2 driver Aaron Nikolai Burkart, was seriously injured following an accident on the second stage of the Spanish event this morning. He and Burkart got out of their car unscathed after an accident, but Bastuck was then hit by the car of British driver Barry Clark, who went off at the same corner.

Bastuck was flown to hospital by helicopter, but an official statement from the rally organisers stated that he had died as a result of his injuries. All celebrations at Sunday's rally finish in Salou have been cancelled, but the event will continue.

The accident comes six months after the WRC's last fatality, when Markko Martin's co-driver Michael 'Beef' Park was killed in an accident on Rally GB.

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