On a recent charity moped ride in his motherland Ireland, former Lotus F1 and British Touring Car Championship driver Martin Donnelly suffered a 20 mph freak accident and was hit by another rider. He’s in the hospital with serious injuries and faces a possible leg amputation. A GoFundMe campaign has been started to raise money for Martin.
Martin joined Team Lotus in 1988 as a test driver and became first driver of the team together with Derek Warrick in 1990. In that year he miraculously survived one of the most horrific F1 accidents. In this article he looks back on that year and the years following.
Jonathan Lewis, who was due to start a Ginetta Junior team with Donnelly for the 2019 season, initiated the GoFundMe campaign for Donnelly while he is unable to work.
“Only last week Martin set off on a moped to ride around Ireland to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. During this event he fell off his moped and was hit by another rider – this has broken his already damaged leg just above his knee.”There is a real possibility Martin will lose his leg – something Martin has fought for over 30 years to keep.”
Martin is a real driver. Please support him!