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Speedworks BTCC team boss Christian Dick hurt in Zandvoort crash

Tom Ingram, Speedworks Toyota, Thruxton BTCC 2014

Speedworks British Touring Car Championship team boss Christian Dick is hoping to attend the Oulton Park round despite suffering a serious crash at Zandvoort last weekend.

Dick was driving the squad's Ginetta G50 in the Zandvoort 12 Hours when a Ferrari 458 and Renault Clio clashed ahead of him.

The Ferrari crashed into the right-hand side barrier, while the Clio hit the left. Both bounced back onto the circuit and Dick threw the G50 sideways before hitting the Clio.

Dick broke two ribs, his sternum, and left fibia, as well as puncturing a lung.

"Apart from that I feel tip-top!" Dick told AUTOSPORT from hospital.

"I can remember it all. I saw one of the cars had just got on the dust, then the dust cloud increased.

"I could see the Clio had gone off on the left and bounced back and as I was looking for an escape I suddenly saw the Ferrari. Then it was a matter of braking and trying to go in sideways."

Doctors have estimated it will take three months for Dick to fully recover and three days before he can leave hospital.

"It's the largest collection of injuries I've had from one crash," added Dick, who is still hoping to make it to Oulton this weekend, where Speedworks will run Tom Ingram.

"But I'm quite competitive and want to beat both [recovery] targets."

VIDEO: DICK'S ZANDVOORT CRASH

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