TRAGEDY struck Palma’s Oris Rally Clasico when a competitor died following a crash.
The accident took place at around 12.20pm on Saturday at kilometre five of the road section between Coves and Campanet when the vehicle, which was driven by Jose Carlos Iscar and co-piloted by the victim, Jose Lumbreras del Cabo, swerved violently off the road and crashed into a tree.
The car burst in flames, killing the co-driver on the spot.
The driver was taken to the Son Espases Hospital in Palma with severe burns to 10 per cent of his body. Fortunately, and according to a statement released by the hospital, his condition has stabilised.
Organisers of the Rally announced its cancellation and together with the sponsors and collaborators have sent their condolences to both families.
The event was supposed to end on Saturday (March 14), after three days of competition which drew 90 different vehicles. The participants would have completed a 312-kilometre route.