Cessna crash kills two ex-Touring Car drivers

Five people died Sunday, March 30th in a private plane crash in Farnborough, Kent in the UK. Aboard the plane were Apex Motorsport team boss Richard Lloyd, and former British Touring Car Championship driver David Leslie (pictured). Lloyd, who owned the plane, raced in the British Saloon Car Championship in the '70s, and then in the World Sportscar Championship with Porsches. Leslie was a long time driver in the BTCC for teams like BMW, Mazda and Proton.
Both men were killed when the plane experienced engine trouble just after takeoff and plummeted into a housing estate. Also killed were the plane's two pilots and an Apex Motorsport engineer who had been with the company just 12 days. They were headed to the South of France to set up the Apex Motorsport Jaguar that will be racing in the FIA GT3 Championship. Our condolences go out to the families of everyone on board.

[Source: The Times]

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