McAdam to bounce back from Dipper smash

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 06/10/2016
  • By Courtney Callow

Eggleston Motorsport's young racer Liam McAdam is confident he will be ready to face the Mountain again tomorrow after a smash in this morning's practice one at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

The 19-year-old found himself in the wall at the Coopers Dipper causing a red flag with 22 minutes remaining in the session.

McAdam explained Mount Panorama to be a great track to race, but emphasised it is important to ease into it. It helps that the Dunlop Series is not on-track again until tomorrow. 

“When it bites it bites hard… but this is not going to scare me off it,” McAdam told Supercars.com.

“We are going to give it a good crack and it should be ready for tomorrow. It looks like it’s mostly just bolt on stuff so hopefully yeah we will be pushing to be back out there for practice two.

“Shouldn’t be too much damage, it looks like the chassis and everything is okay so should be fine.”

McAdam explained he thought he had good pace and kept trying to follow that up. 

“I went a bit fast down The Chase and turning into that right hander before The Dipper I got a little bit loose in the rear,” McAdam told Supercars.com.

“I tried to catch it but it just kept sliding towards the wall, I hit the wall and then went over the other side and hit the wall again."

McAdam walked away from the smash with the medical team and his Holden Commodore was towed off-track.

McAdam and Eggleston Motorsport proved a successful combination in 2015, winning the Kumho V8 Touring Car Championship last year. The young racer made his debut into the Supercars Dunlop Series at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 last year and finished 11th.

McAdam is still completing his rookie year in the Series and said he will keep pushing hard after today’s incident, hopeful to get a better result than last year’s 11th place finish. 

“Yeah, I’m still going to be pushing hard for the rest of the weekend and hopefully we can get a better result than where we finished last year.” 

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