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Ben Tune injured in Race crash

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Former Australian test & Reds star Ben Tune was taken to hospital Saturday after flipping his car during a race.


The former Wallaby, driving in the Mini Challenge – one of the support categories of the V8 Supercar championship – flipped his car after losing control at Barbagallo Raceway.


It took a rescue team 20 minutes to extract Tune from his car before he was placed in a neck brace and on a spinal board.


Tune was conscious but complaining of back pain, and he was taken to a local hospital for what a spokesman called “precautionary checks.”


Tune, 31, retired from rugby at the end of last season. He played 46 tests for Australia, scoring 24 tries, and was part of the Australian side that won the 1999 Rugby World Cup.


He is a keen motor racing fan and has started driving in the Mini Challenge after his retirement from rugby.


Sapa-AP – Super14.com

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