Katherine Legge injured in crash at European Le Mans Series

Katherine Legge
Katherine Legge was flown to hospital after the crash

British racing driver Katherine Legge will have surgery on a broken left leg after a crash in testing before this weekend's European Le Mans Series.

Legge's car hit a guard rail after crashing out at a corner.

A statement from organisers confirmed the 40-year-old had also broken her right wrist and was transferred by helicopter to a hospital in Toulon.

"Big thank you to everyone who had a part in looking after me," Legge posted on social mediaexternal-link.

"I really do appreciate all your work and efforts to get me out and as comfortable as possible.

"I will have surgery in a few hours on my left leg and will update you all after."

Legge was competing alongside Sophia Florsch and Tatiana Calderon in the all-female Richard Mille Racing team at the event in France.

The season opener - delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic - takes place at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on Sunday.