Monumental crash halts Bathurst 1000 Qualifying

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Qualifying for Australia’s biggest motorsport event, the Bathurst 1000, was halted early into the opening session after last year’s winner, Chaz Mostert, crashed heavily. Mostert’s car bounced from wall to wall on the tricky Forrest’s elbow section of the Mount Panorama Circuit, before coming to rest in the middle of the track.

Chas Mostert Bathurst 1000 crash
The Pepsi Max Falcon V8 Supercar was approaching 120mph when Mostert lost control and came terrifyingly close to flying over the wall and off the circuit, where it would have then rolled down the mountain. Mostert was airlifted to hospital with a fractured leg and wrist. Five marshals were also caught up in the incident; four have minor injuries and a fifth has been taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Mostert had been favourite to claim pole on the mountain and was hoping to take back to back wins in Australia’s Great Race. He was second in the V8 Supercar Championship standings, behind team mate Mark Winterbottom. Qualifying is due to recommence on Saturday.

See the footage of the Chaz Mostert Bathurst 1000 crash video below:


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Chris, known as Cess on the forums, is a long time RMS member. He is a fervent motorsports enthusiast and lover of all things automotive. He can be found on the ditches of most Irish rallies, at Mondello watching drifting or in front of the TV watching motorbike racing.

RMS Forum Comments

mcmurray replied at 07:45, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
Love the V8's I1hyQizLXOE
Deckz replied at 07:56, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
That's some impact, and he just sits up cool as a cucumber lol Great vid @mcmurray
davecoupe replied at 08:12, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
Those marshals had a seriously lucky escape.
Big Pimp replied at 10:32, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
are the V8s televised over here?
mcmurray replied at 10:42, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
| are the V8s televised over here?
Tomorrow night at 11:30pm on Motors TV UK. (y)
Cess replied at 13:21, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
Also in HD on BT Sport Europe at 12am on Saturday night /Sunday morning, if you have that @Big Pimp Happy to report that the marshal who was taken to hospital has no major or serious injuries. Chas Mostert is undergoing surgery to a clean break to his left femur. Practice has also been rescheduled and will take place at 00:20 on Saturday, UK time. Qualifying and the pole shootout will be at around 02.30 am, UK time.
cormac81 replied at 13:25, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
Must set this to record. Havent got a chance to watch any races this year, must get googling to see whos been doing well this year.
Pumesta replied at 19:45, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
Nasty bump, still it hard to beat a Nascar restrictor plate race like Daytona 84hz9w2GlV4
Big Pimp replied at 22:36, Fri 09 Oct, 2015
Thanks @mcmurray and @Cess BT HD set to record
davecoupe replied at 06:26, Sat 10 Oct, 2015
Another monster shunt there in one of the feeder series today Aussie Racing Cars Bathurst 2015 Race 2 Flack Huge Crash