Collard "a bit tender" after crash

Ebay Motors BMW driver Rob Collard says he's feeling " a bit tender" after his horrific crash at Silverstone on Sunday, but despite the violent accident he wasn't seriously injured.

Collard initially complained of pins and needles after climbing out of the upturned car, and was airlifted to hospital in Coventry for precautionary checks, but was otherwise uninjured.

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BMWs set Knockhill pace

The eBay Motors BMWs of Colin Turkington and Rob Collard set the fastest times in the first practice session for this weekend’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at Knockhill in Scotland.

Turkington, the current championship leader, lapped the 1.7 mile circuit near Dunfermline in a time of 51.870 seconds, four tenths ahead of team-mate Collard.

Jason Plato, in the MG, was third fastest, a further 0.1 seconds back. It was a close session with the top thirteen cars separated by a second.

Of the local drivers, Gordon Shedden was fastest, fourth overall. Glynn Geddie was thirteenth, Dave newsham 22nd and Aiden Moffat 23rd.

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Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

  • Car number: 10
  • Team: Ebay Motors
  • Car: BMW125i MSport
  • Date of birth: 1st October 1968
  • Lives: Hampshire
  • BTCC debut: 2000
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