ENGLAND soccer captain David Beckham narrowly escaped injury when a racing day in Spain ended in a high-speed smash.

The 29-year-old, who is married to former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA, was with his Real Madrid team-mates testing top Audi cars when the accident happened.

He was leading the race when his friend RAUL BRAVO, 23, smashed into the barriers and almost into him.

One onlooker says, "Beckham and the rest of the stars looked to be really enjoying themselves on the track until the crash happened.

"It looked very dramatic, but thankfully no one was hurt."

26/11/2004 09:27