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Townsville catch fencing replaced after Porsche rollover

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05 Jul
Saturday action at the NTI Townsville 500 got off to a dramatic start
1 mins by James Pavey
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  • Barriers, fencing repaired after Porsche crash

  • Conor Somers walks away from scary qualifying crash

  • Barriers repaired after crash ended session

Saturday action at the NTI Townsville 500 got off to a dramatic start following a rollover in Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge, which forced wall repairs.

Conor Somers’ Porsche was sent into a violent rollover during qualifying at the Reid Park Street Circuit on Saturday.

Somers walked away from the crash, which was triggered after contact with Ross McGregor through the Turn 11 sweeper.

Replays suggested Somers tripped over McGregor as they rounded the fast right-hander, with the Somers car tipped into the air.

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Somers’ car came to rest on its roof, with the session suspended immediately as recovery crews helped the rising star out of his car.

However, during the crash, Somers’ car caused damage to catch fencing, which was replaced before the opening Toyota GAZOO Racing Australia GR Cup race.

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Officials quickly replaced damaged catch fencing in time for the Toyota race, which was red-flagged following an incident on the opening lap.

Saturday Supercars action will commence at 10:15am AEST. with Boost Mobile Qualifying, followed by the Top Ten Shootout at 12:05pm.

The first 88-lap race of the weekend, Race 13, will start at 2:40pm.

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