New insight into Mostert Bathurst rescue

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 23/03/2020
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Supercars Life returns to Fox Sports on Monday night, featuring previously unseen footage of Chaz Mostert’s 2015 Bathurst crash rescue.

The confronting footage is part of an insight into the role of Supercars medical delegate Dr Carl Le, who was among the first at the scene of the accident.

Dr Carl was wearing a camera when he attended the crash, working with his medical team to provide pain relief to Mostert and extricate him from the wreckage.

The driver broke his left leg and wrist in the qualifying accident, which ended his 2015 season.

Dr Carl and Mostert are both interviewed in the program, with the latter highly complimentary of the doctor and his medical crew.

“You’re sitting there and you know you’re pretty banged up and your body is damaged, you really need someone who is an expert to take control of the situation,” Mostert reflects.

“[Dr Carl] was awesome, from getting me out of the car… to getting me down to the medical centre, to keep the pain relief going and starting to work out what the injuries are.”

Mostert’s crash triggered improvements to cockpit safety in Supercars, with extensive leg protection now compulsory.

Episode 1 of Supercars Life also follows Craig Lowndes’ Bathurst 12 Hour campaign, Jamie Whincup’s decision to race on in 2021 and Mostert’s move to Walkinshaw Andretti United.

The lifestyle program airs Monday March 23 from 7:30pm AEDT on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo.

Seven 30 minute episodes will be broadcast during the year, featuring 28 individual segments.

Fox Sports' Supercars coverage during the current break in racing will also include the new All Stars Eseries and The Inside Line - A Season with Erebus Motorsport docuseries.

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