A huge crash at the North Yorkshire circuit in the British Touring Cars Championship qualifying today, resulted in both Jeff Smith and Luke Davenport being cut from their cars and airlifted to hospital. Aron Taylor Smith was also involved in the incident at Barcroft corner and received medical attention on site.
All three competitors have withdrawn from the round. Davenports team Motorbase Performance released a statement confirming that he had been safely extricated from his car and airlifted to hospital. No further information has been released as yet regarding either his or Jeff Smiths condition.
Following the crash the top three places on the grid for race 1 tomorrow have been secured by Ashley Sutton on pole position with Colin Turkington in second place and Mat Jackson in third.
Racing resumes at midday on Sunday.
Allison Remzi Image courtesy of BTCC media