Hill explains high-speed Perth practice crash

18 May
Cameron Hill, who ended up ninth in the session, crashed at the fast Turn 2-3 section in the final minutes
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A suspected toe link issue was behind Cameron Hill’s crash late in first practice in Perth, which forced Matt Stone Racing into overnight repairs.

Hill, who ended up ninth in the 60-minute session, crashed at the fast Turn 2-3 section in the final minutes of Friday practice.

The #4 Supaglass Chevrolet sustained significant damage after swiping the wall, with the resultant red flag ensuring Chaz Mostert remained fastest.

Hill ran as high as second in the session, and despite the damage, with MSR mechanics repairing the car ahead of Saturday’s action.

Hill crashes out of Friday practice

“Looks like we've had a toe link issue,” the Canberran said after returning to pit lane.

"I've lost steering and obviously made the wall. That's a shame, the boys will get it fixed up though. Good thing we got this practice Saturday morning, because it'll be nice to validate the car's okay.


“We'd just gone to our green [tyres]. Just started the push lap and yeah, just before Turn 3, just lost the steering.”

Hill suggested the fast section should have tyre barriers installed, with the MSR Camaro hitting the concrete wall in a section where cars can hit up to 180km/h.

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“Not the best place. It's funny, like, there's no tyre barrier there. To be honest, it's a pretty sketchy place,” he added.

"Like, there really should be a tyre barrier there because, if something like that happens, you could pretty much hit the wall perpendicularly, and you're going really quick.

“So, maybe something to look at."

Supercars will return to the track on Saturday for the short Practice 2 at 9:15am AWST/11:15am AEST, followed by knockout Boost Mobile Qualifying at 12:00pm AWST/2:00pm AEST.

The first 55-lap race of the weekend, Race 9, will commence at 3:45pm AWST/5:45pm AEST. International viewers can follow all the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint action on Superview. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

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