ALFA MAN ESCAPES HUGE ACCIDENT
Alfa Romeo racer Andrew Bourke was fortunate to escape injury in this huge airborne accident at Brands Hatch last weekend.
Bourke was taking part in qualifying for the BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship event on Sunday when the brakes on his GTV failed heading into Paddock Hill Bend. Bourke’s car then clipped the rear of the 147 of Jon Billingsley, which sent the GTV into a series of rolls – the force of the accident forcing Bourke’s helmet out through his driver’s side window.
The car vaulted the tyre wall at Paddock before striking the catch fencing and coming to rest in the gravel. Bourke was helped from the car and miraculously escaped the incident with no serious injuries.
Alfa Romeo Championship coordinator Michael Lindsay said: “It was a horrific accident and the fact that Andrew walked away shows the strength of these cars. The main chassis held up to the impact very well and the debris fencing did its job brilliantly.
“Marshals and rescue crews were on the scene immediately and everybody did a great job in ensuring Andrew was OK.”