Sunday, December 9, 2007
Driver Rafael Sperafico killed after losing control of his car in Brazilian stock car race
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazilian stock car racer Rafael
Sperafico was killed in an accident Sunday during the Sao Paulo
The 26-year-old lost control of his car on the sixth lap,
slamming into the tire wall and bouncing back on to the track. His
car was then struck by the car driven by Rentao Russo, who was in
serious but stable condition with head injuries.
Sperafico died from massive head injuries followed by
cardiac-respiratory failure, Dr. Dino Altman said in an interview
The accident occurred on the same stretch of the Interlagos
track where Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber
were involved in an accident during the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix.