An action-packed first lap has seen Fabian Coulthard out of the race and Chaz Mostert’s chances in tatters at the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown.
Mostert and Coulthard tangled, and there was a separate incident with Lee Holdsworth, who hit the wall hard.
Mostert didn’t give much insight into the incident, but said his team would try to repair his smashed up Supercheap Auto Falcon.
“Pretty disappointing,” Mostert said.
“I got a bad start, survived, got around turn one but not a lot of people give much racing room … I tried to do the right thing and went across the grass to stay away from it all.”
At Preston Hire Racing team boss Jeff Grech said Holdsworth had emerged from the Holden and was immediately taken to the medical centre.
.@LeeHoldsworth has been taken to Royal Darwin Hospital with an injured left leg. No head injury. Updates to come #VASC— Supercars (@supercars) June 19, 2016
.@LeeHoldsworth has been taken to Royal Darwin Hospital with an injured left leg. No head injury. Updates to come #VASC
“Apparently he’s hopped out of the car, so good news – that really smacked into the wall sideways there.
“If he’s hopped out of the car that’s good news, but the car’s secondary.”
More to come on supercars.com.