Doc Bundy dropped his Jaguar Group 44 XJR-5 on Wednesday evening, wiping off a nose in the section before the Ford Chicane. In one of the swerves leading to the Virage Ford, Walter Brun had spun off the road in the Swatch/Warsteiner Porsche 956B, without damaging the car. Under the waved yellow flags, he restarted the car and rejoined the track. At this instant Pierluigi Martini, out on his first flyer on Q-tyres, slammed around the corner to be confronted by an evitable accident. The left front corner of the yellow Lancia LC2 buried itself into the right side of the Porsche in a classic T-bone collision. Neither driver was hurt, but the cars were both in a sorry mess, and there was no way that the #6 BP Recidence Malardeau Lancia LC2 was going to join the other Lancias at the head of the field. Instead, it was removed to the paddock and the mechanics started an all-night repair. They did a first-class job of work: the Lancia was back on the track, looking pristine, as the fourth session began the follow evening.
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