Auto racer Manfred Winkelhock of West Germany died Monday o
TORONTO (AP) _ Auto racer Manfred Winkelhock of West Germany died Monday of injuries suffered Sunday when the car he was driving in the Budweiser GT endurance race at Mosport Park, Ontario, slammed into a concrete barrier, a spokesman for Sunnybrook Medical Center announced.
Winkelhock, 30, suffered ″massive head injuries″ from the accident and died at 2:30 p.m. EDT, the spokesman said, adding his wife and parents were at the hospital at the time of his death.
Winkelhock was injured when the Canadian Tire-sponsored Kremer Porsche 962c he was driving in the 1,000-kilometer World Endurance Championship race slammed into a concrete barrier about two hours into the six-hour race.
He was trapped, unconscious, in the car for 40 minutes before he could be freed and flown to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.
The car, which Winkelhock co-drove with Marc Surer of Switzerland, won a WEC race at Monza, Italy, earlier this season. It had qualified fourth at Mosport.
Arrangements were to be made for funeral services in West Germany.