Onlookers said "the driver just lost control in the bad weather” and that the car was “spinning rapidly before skidding off the track and coming to a halt in a field. It looked pretty bashed up."
This comes just months after the famous 288mph crash by co-host Richard Hammond in a Vampire dragster, and can’t be good for the show, which is already drawing fire for its attitude towards speed and risk-taking stunts. The only official word so far from the BBC was that "a car did spin off a runway during a test run. The driver was unhurt and nobody was in danger at any time."