Tekno McLaren, Walkenhorst BMW withdrawn from Bathurst
The #59 Tekno McLaren and the #99 Walkenhorst BMW have both been withdrawn from the Bathurst 12 Hour due to damage sustained during qualifying.
McLaren driver Ben Barnicoat hit the wall at the exit of The Chase in the closing stages of the hour-long qualifying session, the damage enough to rule him, Will Davison, and Jonny Kane out of tomorrow's race.
Jörg Muller, Ricky Collard, and Nico Menzel will be on the sidelines too, after Collard was spun by Hallmarc Audi driver Lee Holdsworth.
"I was on my way heading back into the pits. A Mercedes went past and I left him room. Then I don’t really know what happened," explained Collard.
"There was contact with an Audi. This caused my car to spin.
"Unfortunately the damage resulting from this incident couldn’t be repaired, which is a shame. But the Bathurst 12 Hour was definitely a unique experience. I learned so much – and would love to be back in the future to compete here.”
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