Adrian Newey endured a embarrassing end to his weekend competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship at Silverstone after crashing out of the second race before it had even got underway.

The Red Bull technical chief was sharing the the guest car alongside Alberto Sabbatini, the editor-in-chief of Italian magazine Autosprint for the event, with the duo taking a solid eighth place finish in the first race of the weekend despite a spin for Newey during the opening stint.

"It was really good out there, I really enjoyed it," Newey said after race one. "It's the first time I have raced since September last year. I had a good battle to start with and then I had a spin - I thought I had done it myself, but I later discovered there was damage to the rear of the car, so I might have had a tap.

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"Anyway, it was then good to come back through the field. Alberto and I know that we're never going to be professional drivers, but we really had a good time today."

Race two however would end before the start after Newey suffered a spin on the green flag lap while attempting to warm his tyres heading onto the Hangar Straight - with unfortunate results...