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Fabian Coulthard’s spectacular Bathurst crash

Fabian Coulthard crash

Today is a big day for Australian motorsport fans. Most of us will be hoping that Mark Webber can extend his championship lead in the Formula One title race at today’s Japanese Grand Prix. At the same time many will be keeping an eye on today’s Supercheap Auto 1000, currently underway at the famous Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst.

If you missed the opening lap of the Bathurst 1000 this morning it was an absolute ball-tearer. At least it was from the seat of Fabian Coulthard‘s Bundaberg Red Rum Holden Commodore. A minor altercation at the start line proved costly; it ultimately caused his left rear tyre to fail on entry to “the chase”, one of the quickest corners in Australian motorsport.

You can see the clip below and fortunately Coulthard walked away unharmed. He was interviewed by Channel 7 shortly after the incident and was in high spirits.

UPDATE: The full opening lap of the race, including coverage of Coulthard’s crash and subsequent television interview can be seen in the second clip below.

3 replies on “Fabian Coulthard’s spectacular Bathurst crash”

It just shows how far these cars are from production and have developed into space framed frankensteins of their former selves.

See how fast the car flips off the body panels. A similar crash a few years ago with a production Mazda had all panels in place.

V8’s… all they are is the the NASCAR of Australia

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