Jet boat driver Brian Jackson is itching to get back on the water despite still being in hospital following a terrifying crash in Baldivis on Saturday. “Both Casper (real name Michael Matesich) and I are working hard to get ourselves and the boat ready to race next round on January 28,” Mr Jackson said. “We will be there next round, if not in a boat then to help and give back some of the support we’ve received.” The racing pair — named The Kraken WA Jet Spring Team — were completing a lap in their fourth qualifying round when things took a turn for the worse on the final corner. Mr Jackson said the boat was performing well in the moments before the crash. “The last thing I recall was that final turn and then bang, we were spinning in the air,” he said. “I do recall thinking ‘this is season-ending’. It was a hard hit and the worst accident I’ve been in.” The boat rolled four times before coming to a stop and immediately catching on fire, with Mr Jackson and Mr Matesich managing to make a quick escape with the help of race staff. Despite the scary ordeal, both men walked away relatively unscathed. Mr Jackson received burns to his inner thigh and was set to have skin grafts on Friday while Mr Matesich suffered minor spinal bruising. The pair were both hospitalised, with Mr Jackson kept in for several days after his burns became infected. When asked about the cause of the crash, Mr Jackson jokingly blamed the “commentator’s curse”. “I had just spoken to a pit reporter who said I hadn’t joined the boat rollover club, and then this happened,” he said. “It was a tricky course that caused a number of the boats problems, as the water was rough where they had crossed moments before. “I made the mistake of turning too tight into that corner. To be honest, I’m surprised I haven’t crashed earlier, the margin error is so small.” While the racing speedsters may be on the road to recovery, the extent of damage to the boat is unknown. “The engine has been ripped out and we’re awaiting assessment to see if it’s a write-off or repairable,” Mr Jackson said. “It will probably cost between $10,000 and $15,000 all up.” Mr Jackson said the response from the public in the days since the crash had been “heartwarming”. People who want to donate to help with repairs can contact him via The Kraken WA Jet Sprint Team’s Facebook page.