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Two huge crashes marred qualifying for the support classes ahead of this weekend’s Bathurst 1000.
After the Supercars took to the track in the main class, the Power Series, Super2 took to the track with Triple Eight rider Angelo Mouzouris crashing heavily on the descent to Forrest’s Elbow.
The collision was reminiscent of an eerily similar crash that seriously injured current WAU pilot Chaz Mostert in 2015.
Mouzouris cut the wall on the left side between The Dipper and The Elbow, causing him to lose control and make heavy contact with the wall.
The Commodore was thrown into the air but luckily the 20-year-old survived without serious injury.
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The crash came shortly after another big crash in the Super3 series, where Nash Morris lost control at the entrance to the Chase, which is the fastest point on the circuit.
He hit the wall with the front and back of his Ford and was lucky not to crash the car completely.
“He’s lucky to get away with that one, it could have been a lot worse,” Jones said in comment.
His father and team manager added: “He’s doing fine.
“[The car] it doesn’t look too bad, actually; just somehow wiped the nose and wiped the back a bit.
“I think he was probably a little wide on the entry, came out a little wide and maybe a little dirt on the tires, and everything turned.”
Lewis Leeds was the third person to seriously damage his car in the TGRA 86 series as he locked himself in and entered the tire wall head first, avoiding a collision with three cars in the process.
RED FLAG MARRS PRACTICAL 1
Bathurst 1000 Workout 1 went up in smoke – literally – as it was signaled with a red flag after just five minutes.
Macauley Jones’ Coca Cola Commodore # 96 suddenly engulfed in smoke as it was forced to pull over to the side of the runway as it approached The Cutting.
This meant he was forced to retire to the pits for the remainder of the session, frustratingly ending his seventh Great Race.
This is the latest of a number of mechanical issues for Jones this year, including an engine failure during Race 29 at Sydney Motorsport Park two weeks ago.
Jones expressed his disbelief over the radio as he got out of the car and it was clear how upset he was.
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” What happened ? ” he said.
Speaking afterwards, he said: “I don’t have much to say about this. I don’t know how bad it is, it obviously lost quite a bit of oil, ”Jones said.
“I caught him pretty quickly once he started to throw him pretty quickly. But yeah, that’s definitely not the way we wanted to start.
“We have little training this year and missing the first session is really not where we want to be.”
Team owner Brad Jones was not clear on the exact reason for the problem, but it seemed to have more to do with the power steering than the oil pressure that was first thought of by the Jones engineer.
“Not even doing a flying lap is very frustrating,” said Jones Sr. “It’s not a good start to the weekend but it’s the first practice session, we’re going to get the car back, we’re going It’s just racing, that sort of thing happens.
As for the other drivers, Cameron Waters edged out Chaz Mostert at the top of the timesheet in a tight opening session.
Waters’ round was identical to the one that helped him win the corresponding session in 2020.
Will Davison finished in the top three, with him, Mostert and Waters all separated by just 0.115 seconds.
James Courtney, Mark Winterbottom, Tim Slade, Shane van Gisbergen, Todd Hazelwood, Nick Percat and Brodie Kostecki made up the rest of the top 10.
1. Cameron Waters (Monster Energy Racing) – 2: 05.023
2. Chaz Mostert (WAU Racing) – 2: 05.108
3. Will Davison (Shell V-Power Racing) – 2: 05.139
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