Twickenham's Gilbert vows to bounce back from horror crash

Lucky escape: Mitchell Gilbert in his new team Trident's colours

Lucky escape: Mitchell Gilbert in his new team Trident's colours

First published in Sport

ADD Motorsports driver Mitchell Gilbert walked away from the worst crash of his career that turned his dream GP3 Series debut into a nightmare at Silverstone last week.

The Australian, who signed for Italian team Trident last Friday, was driving at 230kmp/h in the rain during qualifying when he hit another car doing just 30kmp/h – causing his single-seater to flip and slide upside down for 250 metres.

The 20-year-old was able to walk away from the wreckage needing nothing more than 10 stitches in his hand and a new helmet, although it cut short his race.

But despite the setback, the racer is looking forward to showing what he can do in the next round.

He said: “That’s my worst crash by far,  but it could have been a lot worse.

“I was pretty fast and feeling OK, but there was a lot of spray. My car went up and I landed upside down and it dragged about 250 metres.

“When the car stopped, I walked away. I’m feeling a little bruised and I needed 10 stitches in my hand, but apart from that I’m fine.”

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