Australian Rally Champion, Simon Evans, has given details of the crash that ended his hopes at Rally Queensland yesterday. 

Evans and his wife, Sue, were leading the rally when their Toyota Corolla S2000 left the road at hight speed.

Simon Evans explains:

"We were driving through the stage and it didn't feel like we were pushing too hard, but we just got caught out over a crest, ran wide and ended up in a creek some way off the road. Once the car came to rest and we realised we were ok, we both climbed from the car which was on its side," Evans said.

"Initially we were high on adrenalin, but after a few minutes we were both a bit sore so we stopped the next car which was Spencer Lowndes and got him to call the FIV (medical vehicle). The medical crew from Motorsport Rescue were just fantastic. Once they got on site they took over and looked after us.

"We are both ok, just battered and bruised and looking forward to some rest and to feeling normal again. Sue and I would like to thank the FIV crew for their excellent work, as well as the ambulance crew and the staff at Nambour Hospital. Everyone that assisted us was fantastic, especially the rally crews including Spencer Lowndes and his co-driver Chris Randell who helped us straight after the accident. Chris was awesome with Sue, he knew exactly what to do and Spencer made sure I was ok. So a big thank-you to both of them."

The Evans' were unable to start today's second heat.

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