TRANENT racer Kieran Gordon’s hopes of winning the Volkswagen Racing Cup were ended by a horror smash at Brands Hatch.

The 21-year-old was in action at the Deutsche Fest event last month when he collided with another driver, sending him crashing into a wall at about 80 miles per hour.

Gordon escaped serious injury but was taken to hospital.

He told Courier Sport: “An hour after the incident I started to feel sick and dizzy which was a real worry as I also had bad pains in my neck and back.

“I was sent to the local hospital and had a series of scans but was later released with mild concussion and a sprained neck.”

Despite his own personal injuries, Gordon was more concerned about the incident’s impact on his title bid.

He added: “Unfortunately the car took a lot of damage but the worst part is that my fight for the championship is over as we fell back to fifth place.”

The former Ross High School pupil was cleared to race at Thruxton Racing Circuit for the latest round of racing.

And despite putting in some fast times on the dry track, Gordon was “delighted” when the heavens opened on race day.

He said: “When we got to the track on the Sunday morning the heavens opened just before qualifying and soaked the circuit for us all.

“I was delighted when I saw the spots of rain as I know I’m always fast in the wet.

Gordon stormed to pole position for the first race, which he led for the opening two laps before dropping to second and then fifth after contact with another driver.

He described his fourth-place finish as “very disappointing”.

The second race got off to a dreadful start, as Gordon stalled on the line and dropped to the back of the field.

He recovered, though, and took the flag in sixth place.

Although his title bid is over, Gordon has re-set his sights on retaining his place in the top five and is back in action when racing returns to Donnington Park on September 22 and 23.