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Lopez taken to hospital after Toyota WEC shunt

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Monday 17th April, 2017 - 4:07am

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The wreckage of the #7 Toyota TS050

Factory Toyota driver Jose Maria Lopez has been taken to hospital following a heavy crash in the FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Silverstone.

Lopez ploughed into the barriers at the high-speed Copse corner after losing control of the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 on a wet kerb.

The Argentinian was able to drive the damaged car, he shares with Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi back to the pits, but has since been transferred to a hospital in Northampton for precautionary checks.

Lopez had been holding fourth position when the crash occurred.

UPDATE: Lopez has since been given the all-clear and has been released from hospital.

VIDEO: Toyota suffers a heavy crash at Silverstone

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