John George saw his HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship season end with a bang at Brands Hatch after dramatically rolling out of the final race of the 2008 season.

The TH Motorsport with JAG man was dicing for position with Darren Turner in the 30th and final race of the campaign when the pair made contact towards the end of the short Cooper Straight.

The contact turned George sideways into the barriers on the entry to Surtees where his Honda Integra was pitched into a barrel roll, going end over end before coming to rest on its side.

George was able to climb from the car and was taken to hospital in Maidstone where he remained under observation overnight, but has escaped largely unscathed.

"John's chirpy, responding to company e-mails and certainly recovering," a team spokesman told "His blood pressure is a little erratic - which is normal after a serious accident - and they won't be able to release him until it's 100 per cent stable for a minimum of two hours. He has serious bruising on his chest and his difficulty breathing may mean some broken ribs, though more x-rays will be required.

"Needless to say his wife, Sue and children, Kailey and Kevin, all of whom work for JAG and were present at Brands, are very relieved that he was not more seriously hurt."

George's accident was the second big BTCC shunt on the Cooper Straight this season, with Tom Onslow-Cole having been involved in a high-speed accident during the third round of the year back in March.

For pictures of the dramatic incident, CLICK HERE.


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