4-time Paris-Roubaix winner and three-time Excursion of Flanders champion Tom Boonen narrowly escaped damage following a motor-racing crash within the ultimate of the Belcar Staying power Championship on the TT Circuit Assen within the Netherlands on Sunday.
Boonen retired from skilled biking in April 2017, the day after driving to 13th position at Paris-Roubaix, and made his motor-racing debut in July of that yr.
He received his first race simply the day prior to his crash, within the CN Prototype Department of the Supercar Benelux Problem, at the similar TT Circuit Assen on Saturday, and posted an image of himself celebrating in his racing equipment on Instagram. On the other hand, all through the Belcar race on Saturday, Boonen advised Belgian TV channel VTM how German driving force Kenneth Heyer’s Mercedes AMG-GT landed on his Norma M20FC simply centimetres clear of his head.
“I handed Kenneth and he got here in too early and hit me,” Boonen advised VTM, in step with hln.be. “The outcome was once one giant crash that may have ended very badly.
“I don’t believe he noticed me. The auto actually landed on my automotive, 10 centimetres from my head. I used to be in reality very fortunate,” he stated of the crash, which took place when each vehicles had been going at over 200kph, in step with Het Laatste Nieuws.