Pye said there was no indication through turns one and two he had brake issues. The team had just changed rear rotors after a vibration earlier in the session, but Pye didn’t want to speculate whether that was the cause of the crash.
“The good thing was at least there was a big amount of tyres to run into so hopefully no one got hit by them.
“The car looks pretty bad.
“It’s just disappointing – the amount of mechanical failures I’ve had now must be pretty unlucky. So hopefully we can get it back out, it really felt like we were on for possibly a win this weekend, so I’d like to get back out tomorrow and see what we can do.”
The team is assessing the car with less than an hour to qualifying.
The accident triggered a red flag with less than two minutes remaining in practice, with Jamie Whincup fastest.