Courtney shifted to spare chassis for Gold Coast

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 12/10/2022
  • By James Pavey

James Courtney has been shifted into a spare chassis for the upcoming Gold Coast event.

The #5 Snowy Rivers Ford suffered major damage in a lap 5 crash in Bathurst.

Zane Goddard was behind the wheel during a dramatic multi-car incident at The Chase.

Goddard was collected by Matt Campbell and Dale Wood in the crash.

All three cars were put out on the spot.

It came after the sister Tickford car of Thomas Randle/Zak Best crashed on lap 1.

However, the #55 Castrol Ford will be repaired in time for the October 28-30 Surfers Paradise event.

A Tickford Racing spokesperson confirmed that Courtney will steer the team’s spare chassis in a fortnight.

The 2010 champion will drive the car which has been repaired following Randle’s start-line crash at The Bend.

Randle was hit by Andre Heimgartner - who ironically, was partnered by Wood in Bathurst - back in July.

In that crash, the Heimgartner car was written off, with Tickford managing to salvage its car.

That Mustang has since been repaired and will be straight into action for the Gold Coast event.

Randle switched to Zak Best’s wildcard Mustang after The Bend.

That car will also undergo repairs after Best was caught up in the first-lap incident.

Brad Jones Racing and Grove Racing are expected to repair their respective cars in time for the Gold Coast.

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