With the final race of the 2012 Global RallyCross season taking place today outside the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, teams were on the track yesterday for practice. During the practice session, David Binks crashed his Ford Fiesta, and he was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures but later released with only minor bruising.

On his first attempt at the jump, Binks' Fiesta came up short on the landing, resulting in a spectacular end-over-end crash. The car flipped two and a half times before landing on its roof, but Binks was able to get out of the car by himself. It could have been worse, though, since this crash looks very similar to Toomas Heikkinen's X Games crash back in June. While that jump was made out of steel, the jump at SEMA was made out of dirt, a much more forgiving material on initial impact.

Bink's team is working to try to get the car repaired for tonight's race, but it sounds like the damage is pretty extensive. The race airs tonight on ESPN2 at 8:30 ET/5:30 PT.

Scroll down to watch video of the crash and read an official statement from Best Buy Racing regarding the crash.


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David Binks SEMA Statement

Monday October 29, 2012, SEMA, Las Vegas.
eBay Motors Global Rallycross driver, David Binks, sustained an accident in his eBay Motors Ford Fiesta Mk 7 during practice yesterday in preparation for the last round of the 2012 series at the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

The 30 year old British driver from Newcastle sustained an end-over-end roll after his car nosed on landing from a jump at around 1730hrs Pacific Time. However, David was able to extract himself from the inverted car, but as a precautionary measure, he attended UMC University Medical Centre in Las Vegas.

At 2030hrs local, David was discharged from hospital suffering from light bruising, but without any further injury.

"I had run a number of fast warm up laps, missing out the jump and was really enjoying this new purpose-built track, however on the first run using the jump, the landing kicked the back of the car up, sending me into a dramatic roll, ending with the car on its roof! Thankfully I was okay, just little sore but really hope the team can get my eBay Motors Ford Fiesta repaired today in time for seeding. I am totally gutted as we wanted to finish the season off on a high, however I want to thank my sponsors eBay Motors and Replay XD for their continued support".

David is currently working with Olsbergs MSE to determine the condition of eBay Motors Ford Fiesta Mk7 to decide whether he will continue to compete in the event Tuesday evening.

"It's in a pretty bad way" said OMSE team owner Andreas Eriksson. "It needs a new door pillar, roof and body panels and parts such as uprights. The roll cage stood up well to the impact and is fine, but it looks like the chassis will need to go on the jig. We will do our best to get David's car running," he concluded.


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      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      My favorite part is the slowed voice near the end saying, "hoooooolllleeeeeee shhhhhhhiiiiittttttt."
      • 2 Years Ago
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      H2H
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ebay Motors listing: @@LOOK!!@@ Used PRO Fiesta for sale. Light wear on bumperz. Must see!!!
      944racer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Binks tried to make the jump on his initial warm up lap where most of his competitors took the bypass until they felt more comfortable with the speed they needed. It is a very short approach to the jump so it was critical you got a good launch. I was very sorry to see it happen as it was quite a big crash. I hope he is ok.
      eBay Motors
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here is our recap from David Binks along with more photos. http://www.ebaymotorsblog.com/david-binks-ebay-motors-ford-fiesta-crash-at-las-vegas/
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was the old eBay logo; time for new livery anyway.
      William Miller
      • 2 Years Ago
      a tricky jump))