Horror footage of Freddie Flintoff’s near fatal 124mph crash has emerged, showing the moment the Top Gear presenter screamed "I'm running out of runway" seconds before the smash.

The former England cricketer and sports personality was nearly killed when he crashed while racing at the astonishing speed of 124mph before losing control.

The 42-year-old was driving a motorised trike, called a Time Bandit, that required him to lie down on his front, head on with the road at York’s Elvington Airfield when he overshot the track.

Top Gear camera crew and co-hosts Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris watched in horror as Freddie misjudged the runway, spinning off in a cloud of dust.

Freddie Flintoff was driving a motorised trike, called a Time Bandit, that required him to lie down on his front, head on with the road
Horror footage of Freddie Flintoff’s near fatal 124mph crash has emerged

He was competing in a drag race against co-hosts Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness, who were driving a Nissan GTR and a converted garden shed respectively.

Newly released headcam footage shows Flintoff careering on to a grassy stretch at the end of the airfield near York.

"I can't stop - I'm running out of runway," he shouts to his co-stars.

Harris finished first while McGuinness took last place.

Top Gear camera crew and co-hosts Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris watched in horror as Freddie misjudged the runway, spinning off in a cloud of dust
The former England cricketer and sports personality was nearly killed when he crashed while racing at the astonishing speed of 124mph

Flintoff's crash occurred on the same airfield where former presenter Richard Hammond crashed during filming in 2006, leaving him in a coma for two weeks and with brain injuries.

Speaking in September following his crash, Flintoff said he was "absolutely fine".

He added: "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."

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Further footage of the race will air during Sunday's episode of Top Gear, where Harris will also test the Volkswagen ID-R electric car in Portugal.

The show will feature YouTube star KSI as the Star In A Reasonably Fast Car.

Top Gear airs at 8pm on Sundays on BBC Two.