It’s not something we’d be keen to find out, what does it feel like to have a lose at over 240km/h at the fastest corner in Australian Motorsport?
For Sports Sedans driver Graeme Gilliland that question was answered when his Mazda RX-7 suffered a failure in the right rear as he entered the chase flat out at 242km/h, while running 6th in the final race at Bathurst.
Trackside reports suggest the right rear wheel was laying over at a strange angle as Graeme spun through the chase before making contact with the outside wall.
The team has now got the car back to Melbourne and as of last night were investigating the extent of the damage. Unfortunately for Graeme it will mean missing multiple rounds of this year’s Victorian State Championship.
THE MAZDA SLIDES THROUGH THE SAND TRAP SIDEWAYS FOR THE FULL BRAKING ZONE.
CONTACT IS UNAVOIDABLE AT THIS POINT.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT HERE:
Make sure to head over to the Victorian Sports Sedans Championship Facebook Page to show your support for the series and Graeme with his rebuild.