Racer-turned-politician Claude Bourbonnais was badly injured in a nasty car accident this past Wednesday.
Claude Bourbonnais, 53, now a member of the CAQ Québec political party, was driving home from Québec City to Vaudreuil-Dorion when his car hit a heavy snowplow straight on.
According to several medias, including Pole Position magazine, Bourbonnais was seriously injured in the accident. Bourbonnais was awake and alert, and was taken to the hospital for evaluation of his fractures. He is suffering apparently from several broken bones.
Bourbonnais dominated the Canadian Formula 2000 scene in the early 80s before he rewrote the record book in the Formula Atlantic series. He was Jacques Villeneuve’s teammate at the Player’s Ltd. Team in 1993 before he graduated to the Indy Lights and IndyCar series.
He also competed in the FIA Formula 3000 series and contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Bourbonnais also has over 10 years of experience working with leading racing schools, skid schools and advanced driving programs.
We wish him a speedy recovery.