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Steven Kane and Daniel Harper escape serious injury following separate crashes

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Steven Kane and Daniel Harper were both in the race track wars at the weekend but escaped without serious injury.

Indeed, Kane came back to produce an epic drive for the Bentley team in the final round of the Blancpain European Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring in Germany.

Kane crashed during free practice on Saturday morning and he was taken to the medical centre by ambulance but was released after precautionary checks.

However, the GT3 Bentley was beyond repair and it looked like Kane and team-mates Guy Smith and Vincent Abril would miss the race. A second Bentley was on its way back to England from a test session in Barcelona and was diverted to Germany.

Starting the race from the pit lane, Kane and co gradually worked their way from the back of the field and bruised Kane took the final stint, climbing to eighth after an heroic drive.

Harper, meanwhile, ended up in the medical centre at Silverstone after being sent crashing out of the UK Ginetta Junior Championship. It had already been a difficult weekend for the 15-year-old Dromore High School student, finishing 10th and then eighth in the first two races.

In race three his car was tagged from behind, sending it spinning into the middle of the track where he was rammed by a following car.

Harper was taken to the medical centre as a precaution but given the all-clear and he had the consolation of remaining top of the rookie standings.

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