Viso "conscious and stable"

Ernesto Viso emerged from a huge GP2 accident at Magny-Cours "stable and conscious" after a terrifying crash on the first lap of the race. Viso ran over the back of Michael Ammermuller's car and the Racing Engineering flew and landed upside-down on the barriers.

The wreck narrowly missed two marshals and hit a fire extinguisher before landing on the wrong side of the barriers and sliding into an advertising hoarding. The chassis broke just in front of the driver but the two pieces did not separate and this meant that the driver escaped any serious injury. He was reported to be "conscious and stable" and was taken off to the Hopital PIerre Beregovoy in Nevers for checks.

Prior to the Viso-Ammermuller accident the two front row drivers - iSport team-mates Timo Glock and Andreas Zuber collided as they came off the grid and Zuber's car bounced over Glock's and the BMW test driver was taken off to the medical centre but is also uninjured.

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