Walking away uninjured was the only positive James Moffat could draw after his Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ended with a major crash.
Moffat and co-driver Richard Muscat performed strongly during the bulk of the contest, leaving the Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden third with just 22 laps remaining.
The second-generation driver was then caught out by the tricky conditions, spinning at McPhillamy Park and making rear-on contact with the tyre wall.
Able to rejoin 16th with only minimal cosmetic damage, three laps later the #34 Commodore crashed out for good against the Sulman Park concrete.
It was the car’s third major accident of the weekend, with Muscat having found the concrete at the entry to The Dipper in practice – a mistake Moffat repeated in qualifying, costing him a Top 10 Shootout berth and demoting the car to 22nd on the grid.