242KM/H + The Chase + Rear Suspension Failure = ????

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 Riverwall Constructions Combined Sports Sedans will appear on Blend Line TV in the coming weeks, keep an eye out in local guides for broadcast times.

JUST DOING A LEISURELY 240KM/H+ DOWN CONROD
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A MOMENT AFTER TURNING IN IT ALL GOES PEAR SHAPED
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GRAEME DOES WELL TO KEEP THE CAR OFF THE WALL
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THE MAZDA SLIDES THROUGH THE SAND TRAP SIDEWAYS FOR THE FULL BRAKING ZONE.

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DESPITE HIS BEST EFFORT’S GRAEME’S MAZDA HEADS FOR THE WALL.Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 11.58.38 am

CONTACT IS UNAVOIDABLE AT THIS POINT.

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SADLY THE CAR SUFFERS HEAVY DAMAGE TO BOTH THE FRONT AND REAR QUARTERS.
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THANKFULLY GRAEME IS OK AS THE CAR COMES TO A REST.Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 11.58.54 am

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.

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