Silverstone BTCC: Warren Scott to get x-rays after practice crash

Warren Scott will undergo hospital checks after a crash in the opening British Touring Car Championship practice session at Silverstone

Silverstone BTCC: Warren Scott to get x-rays after practice crash

The Team BMR owner-driver crashed his Volkswagen CC at Copse in the closing stages of practice one, in which he was third fastest.

Scott lost control mid-corner, losing the rear before the car snapped to the left.

The CC travelled across the run-off area and ploughed head-on into the concrete barrier before coming to a rest on the left-hand side.

Extracting the Team BMR owner from his car took some time after he complained of lower-back pain, but he was eventually moved to the circuit medical centre before being transferred to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for X-rays.

If Scott is given the all-clear medically to continue this weekend, his team faces a significant job to repair the CC in time for second practice at 12.35 and qualifying at 15.45.

The front end was heavily damaged in the incident, with the subframe taking the brunt of the damage and the gearbox reportedly cracked as well.

If he was knocked out, which is not thought to be the case, he would be immediately ruled out of the remainder of the race weekend - as happened to Aiden Moffat at Snetterton.

Mat Jackson topped the times in first practice in his Motorbase Ford Focus with a 58.952-second lap.

That put him 0.067s of Power Maxed Racing driver Josh Cook, with Scott a further 0.005s back in third.

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