Bathurst 1000: Heavy crashes delay proceedings at Mount Panorama

Super 2 qualifying was rocked by some heavy crashes as Mount Panorama proved too tough to tame for a couple of drivers.

The session was interrupted twice as Tickford Racing’s Broc Feeney and Angelo Mouzouris of Triple Eight Race Engineering both lost control and slammed into the barriers at Bathurst.

Another incident involving Declan Fraser brought out the third red flag and the session came to a stop as repairs were needed for the tyre wall.

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Seventeen-year-old Feeney was the first to feel Bathurst’s wrath when he lost control at the bottom of The Esses and collided with the tyre wall, then sliding into the concrete. One TV commentator described it as “pure violence”.

“He was coming in hot … he was flying down the mountain,” the caller added.

Tickford Racing said Feeney’s car sustained “heavy damage” but he escaped unharmed.

There are always casualties at Bathurst.Source:FOX SPORTS

Next it was Mouzouris who learnt a harsh lesson about the iconic track. Speeding into The Esses, the youngster became momentarily airborne as three of his wheels lifted off the ground.

It looked like he was a chance of recovering but into zipped onto the grass and crashed into the concrete before ricocheting into a tyre barrier on the opposite side of the track.

“You see the inside wheels pick up, and from there he fought the car,” a Fox Sports commentator said. “Oh man.

“He had wheels in the air but never regained its balance — like a tightrope walker that was just desperately trying to find its feet.

“Couldn’t do it, and away it went.”

Crash in super 2‼️

'That was massive, and it went on forever.'

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Declan Fraser’s mishap resulted in yet another red flag and the qualifying order being chosen by push laps midway through the session.

Image Racing’s Will Brown topped the timesheets with a fastest lap of 2:07.0695, ahead of Jordan Boys in second and Thomas Randle in third.

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