Walkinshaw Racing driver Lee Holdsworth will be out on track for this afternoon's 200km race at Barbagallo Raceway after rolling hisHolden Commodore on its side during qualifying at the UBET Perth SuperSprint.
Just under fiveminutes into the 20-minute session, Holdsworth's car flew off track at 'the bowl' turn six and the car gently rolled onto its side, bringing out the red flag.
"Definitely getting out for the race, that's the plan - when you look at the car all that's broken is the mirror," Holdsworth said.
"The sand is so soft down there that all it did was dug and eventually went through a slow roll. I knew there'd be no damage to the car, but obviously very frustrated to not be out there for qually.
"It makes our day a lot harder."
Holdsworth apologised to engineer Alex Somerset over the radio and climbed out, before the car waspushed back onto its wheels and resuced from the sand.
"Good to see him climb out, it's a shame for all the boys here, a bit of work obviously," HRT stablemate James Courtney said in the pit lane.
"I'm sure they'll investigate and find out exactly went wrong. You don't like to see that."
Qualifying continued with 15 minutes left on the clock at the UBET Perth SuperSprint, with Chaz Mostert eventually topping the session that also saw two Brad Jones Racing cars off the road at turn six.
Holdsworth will start the race at the back of the grid, with Fabian Coulthard also losing his time in qualifying after bringing out the red flag for an error at turn six.