Gilroy out of Bathurst after heavy practice crash

Dunlop Series
05 Oct
Concussion, damaged car brings premature end to Super3 driver's Mount Panorama weekend
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Super3 driver Gilroy crashed across the top on Thursday

  • Novocastrian ruled out of weekend after sustaining concussion

  • Car too damaged to be repaired trackside

Concussion and a damaged car has seen Ryan Gilroy ruled out of the Dunlop Series action at Mount Panorama after his heavy Thursday crash.

AIM Motorsport driver Gilroy crashed heavily in second Dunlop Series practice across the top of the Mountain.

The Novocastrian, now racing an Altima after starting the season in a Commodore, got air in his car after he hit the wall at Reid Park.

The incident triggered a red flag, with Aaron Love going on to top the final Dunlop Series practice session of the weekend.

“First off, I’m okay just sore and dizzy,” Gilroy posted to social media.

Gilroy crashes across the top of the Mountain

"Started today off the day Topping Practice 1. So confident in the car this weekend and was awesome to be so fast straight out the box.

"Practice 2 we made some changes and was on a lap till a mechanical problem spat me in the fence at top of the mountain.

"Super fast part of the track and a seriously big impact with the wall definitely knocked me around. The mountain bit hard this time.

"Unfortunately I haven’t been cleared to race due to a concussion and the car is too badly damaged to be repaired at the track so unfortunately that’s our weekend done.

"Gutted doesn’t even describe how I feel right now but I know this weekend would have been great.

"Thanks to everyone for the messages and well wishes. And thank you to all the medical staff that has cared for me. Thank you to the whole team at AIM Motorsport.”

AIM Motorsport still has a car in the action, with Zane Morse second in Thursday practice aboard his ex-Cam Waters Ford Mustang.

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