Saracen’s Head youngster Ben Stafford escaped unhurt from a high-speed crash in round seven of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at Brands Hatch.
The Silicone Engineering team failed to get a setting in the two free practice sessions.
Despite bettering his best time at this circuit by almost a second in qualifying, Stafford was down in 20th place on the grid for Saturday’s sprint race.
Stafford made a good start and after two laps had moved up to 14th place.
But just two laps later he was involved in a crash at the Sheene curve and his Kawasaki was destroyed.
After the bike had cartwheeled, another rider had no option but to hit the bike in the track and as a result it is irreparable.
Stafford will struggle to get the machine rebuilt and tested in the 18-day slot until round eight at his favourite track of Cadwell Park due to financial constraints and the team travelling to the Ulster GP.