[jag-news] Pizzonia writes off new Jaguar S-Type R

Barcelona - Brazilian Formula One driver Antonio Pizzonia wrecked a $70
000 Jaguar saloon in a spectacular crash as he gave three passengers a
ride at Barcelona.

Jaguar spokesman Nav Sidhu said Pizzonia, awaiting his grand prix debut in
Australia in March, rolled the luxury car after accelerating flat out into
the first corner of the Circuit de Catalunya.

None of the passengers suffered serious injury but the car, brought back
on a flatbed truck with the roof caved in and rear windows smashed, was
declared a write off.

“They went off at about 155mph and somersaulted into a tyre wall, so it
was certainly not a small prang. But they are all fine,” said Sidhu.

"Antonio was driving an S-type R for a promotional activity that we are
undertaking for a magazine. From having seen the footage, it looks like he
went into the first corner too fast and lost control of the car. "


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