Sunday 1st June 1986
Jo Gartner (32) died whilst contesting the 1986 24 Hours of Le Mans. At 2:10 am on the Sunday Gartner’s Porsche 962 suffered a mechanical failure and turned hard left into the barriers on the Mulsanne Straight at 160 mph (260 km/h). The car somersaulted down the track and caught fire resting on the barriers on the opposite side of the track. Gartner was killed on impact.