Race 22 of the Repco Supercars Championship at The Bend has been red-flagged immediately after Thomas Randle stalled and was shunted by Andre Heimgartner.
Tickford Racing’s Randle had qualified next but could not get the #55 Castrol Mustang absent from its grid box when the lights went out on the gantry.
Heimgartner (#8 R&J Batteries ZB Commodore), who started out from Row 6, was unable to avoid the stricken Ford and ploughed into the back of it.
Nick Percat (#2 Mobil 1 NTI ZB Commodore) also sustained destruction when Randle’s auto cannoned into the side of his as he sped through the scene on drivers’ still left.
Heimgartner and Randle the two walked wander absent from the wrecks, despite the fact that the former appeared particularly sore/winded, even though Percat arrived to a halt at Flip 1.
The session is established to inevitably go to a whole restart, with Cameron Waters on pole posture in one particular of the surviving Tickford Mustangs.
Up to 22 laps will be run, although time-certainty of 13:33 nearby time/14:03 AEST (moreover just one lap) may possibly avoid the contest from achieving that length.
Meanwhile, Crimson Bull Ampol Racing has fitted a new entrance bar to Shane van Gisbergen’s #97 ZB Commodore soon after he incurred destruction in a different incident more up.
He and James Courtney (#5 Snowy River Caravans Mustang) made get hold of on the operate to Turn 1 which brought about the New Zealander to swipe the rear of Waters’ #6 Monster Power Mustang.
Update 13:16 AEST
The subject has headed back onto the race track.
Update 13:20 AEST
Update 13:23 AEST
Time-certainty now 13:30 nearby time furthermore a person lap.
Update 13:29 AEST
Race has restarted.