Liam McAdam has been forced to withdraw from this weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 after yesterday’s accident at the Coopers Dipper.
The Eggleston Motorsport racer collided with the concrete wall causing a red flag in the Supercars Dunlop Series’ first session on the mountain.
The young racer was hopeful to be back on track today and said the team worked really hard to pull it off.
McAdam said it was unfortunate the incident caused extensive structural damage to the #38 Holden Commodore, which is unrepairable at the track this weekend.
“We had a look at the car, the team worked really hard but unfortunately there is damage to the chassis and roll cage that we are not going to be able to fix at the track, it’ll have to be fixed at the workshop,” McAdam told Supercars.com.
“It is definitely disappointing and it’s one of those things that happens – it’s racing as they say.”
The decision to withdraw was made by McAdam himself, the team and Supercars, with safety the first priority.
“It wouldn’t be safe to drive,” McAdam said.
Despite the disappointing end to his second Bathurst 1000, McAdam is optimistic.
“I’ll help the team out and work with the engineers to learn as much as I can,” McAdam said.
“I will do my best to make the most of a bad situation.”
The 19-year-old racer will be back on track at the final round of the Dunlop Series at the Coates Hire Sydney 500 after his Supercar is repaired in the workshop.