Top Gears Freddie Flintoff admits he probably went too far after he crashes on same course that put Richard Hammond into a coma

Freddie Flintoff

Freddie Flintoff admits he took things too far on Top Gear after being involved in high speed crash (Picture: BBC)

Freddie Flintoff narrowly avoided injuring himself when he was caught up in a high-speed crash while filming for Top Gear.

The cricketer had been racing at Elvington Airfield, near York, and veered off the track at high speed, but managed to come out basically unscathed.

Hed been racing a jet trike, which unlike a car leaves you pretty much exposed, and it seems his full racing suit and helmet seemed to keep any injuries at bay.

Looking back, Freddies admitted that he probably took things a little too far during the race, but insists he is absolutely fine despite the crash.

He told MailOnline: I go to great lengths to make sure I do well in Top Gear drag races, but on this occasion I went a few lengths too far.



It will look more ridiculous than dangerous when you see it on TV, he said.

Top Gear's Freddie Flintoff next to rainbow painted cars

Freddie is presenting the new series of Top Gear alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris (Picture: BBC)

Sounds like Freddie had a lucky escape at the course, which previously saw former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond crash there and left in a coma for two weeks.

The near-death accident back in 2006 left Richard with memory loss and unable to recognise his wife, Mindy.

The crash occurred when one of the front wheels of his car failed and it left Richard with depression and head injuries.

Richard used to host Top Gear alongside James May and Jeremy Clarkson, but left after his co-star Clarkson was dismissed by the BBC in 2015.

Paddy, Freddie and Chris are going on an adventure in Asia.

The trio have been a hit with Top Gear fans (Picture: BBC)

Since then, Top Gear has seen a number of re-shuffles when it comes to its presenting line-up with the 2019 series locking in Freddie, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris as its hosts.

Things seem to be going well for the trio, who were recently forced to deny bullying claims on set, as the show has been given its first Christmas special in four years.

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