Practice roll wrecks Brit's Ford
David Binks is working alongside engineers from the OMSE team in a bid to try and repair his Ford Fiesta in time to take part in the final round of the Global Rallycross Championship in Las Vegas later today. The car suffered heavy damage when Binks rolled on his first attempt at the ‘gap jump’ in the temporary track built in Las Vegas where the GRC event coincides with the SEMA trade show, see videos below.
Binks faces a tough day to get his Fiesta ready to race. ©Best Buy Racing/RallycrossWorld.com
Binks, who got himself out of the upturned car after the crash, was taken to hospital for precautionary checks but discharged having been given the all clear. “I had run a number of fast warm up laps, missing out the jump and was really enjoying this new purpose-built track, however on the first run using the jump, the landing kicked the back of the car up, sending me into a dramatic roll, ending with the car on its roof! Thankfully I was okay, just little sore but really hope the team can get my eBay Motors Ford Fiesta repaired today in time for seeding. I am totally gutted as we wanted to finish the season off on a high, however I want to thank my sponsors eBay Motors and Replay XD for their continued support,” said Binks.
Team boss Andreas Eriksson was cautious about the chances of getting the car back to the track; “It’s in a pretty bad way, it needs a new door pillar, roof and body panels and parts such as uprights. The roll cage stood up well to the impact and is fine, but it looks like the chassis will need to go on the jig. We will do our best to get David’s car running,” he said.