02/16/2013 03:18 EST | Updated 04/18/2013 05:12 EDT

Snowmobiler Jacques Villeneuve injured in race

Jacques Villeneuve, 59, was injured in a snowmobile race in Valcourt, about 130 kilometres east of Montreal, on Saturday morning.

Villeneuve is the brother of deceased race car driver Gilles Villeneuve.

According to Radio-Canada, Villeneuve's snowmobile collided with American racer Michael Soucy's vehicle while driving on a curve.

Villeneuve's snowmobile went off the track.

He was airlifted to hospital with a leg injury. He also reportedly suffered from respiratory problems but was conscious when rescue workers took him to the hospital.

Villeneuve was involved in a similar incident three years ago.