Stone: Teammate clash 'carnage' unfortunate

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 03/08/2022
  • By James Pavey

"Carnage" in an intra-team tangle put paid to a tough weekend, says Matt Stone.

Matt Stone Racing's OTR SuperSprint campaign was a challenging one, and it ended in drama.

Todd Hazelwood was caught out in the rain at Turn 6 and clattered into teammate Jack Le Brocq.

They were two of several drivers to be undone at the hairpin, including David Reynolds, Chaz Mostert and Broc Feeney.

Reynolds and Mostert took out James Golding and Will Davison respectively.

Le Brocq was forced to retire, with Hazelwood crossing the line 21st.

Hazelwood immediately apologised over the radio.

"Not our day today, and not our weekend," Stone told Supercars’ Cool Down Lap podcast.

"There was carnage unfortunately when one of our cars tags the other.

"Not the ideal scenario. The very first thing Todd said was, ‘Shit, tell him I’m sorry’.

"With the low visibility and a foggy windscreen, he just missed the mark.

"Unfortunately, it was his teammate who was in the firing line."

Hazelwood was 17th in the day's earlier race, two positions behind Le Brocq.

Both drivers dusted themselves off and returned to Tailem Bend 24 hours later for a Gen3 test.

It marked the first time both Hazelwood and Le Brocq had driven the Gen3 Camaro.

Both drivers were left beaming after the opportunity to drive the 2023-spec cars.

South Australian-born Hazelwood later fronted up at the VALO Adelaide 500 launch on Tuesday. 

"It's really good to be out here at Tailem Bend and driving the Camaro Gen3 car," Le Brocq told

"It's awesome. I'm actually very, very impressed with how it's all going.

"It’s an awesome bit of kit and it’s good to be out here over the weekend racing our current cars and then doing laps in the Gen3 car as well.

"I'm impressed, Supercars have done a really good job."

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