The Australian Supercar Bathurst 1000 may be nothing more than a slug-fest between Holden and Ford, but it doesn’t mean there’s nothing spectacular about these big-block V8s duking it out on track.
Whilst racers rub fenders amongst each other, spectators are typically chugging down beer that makes Daytona seem like an amusement park and Bathurst, the nearest pub on a Saturday night.
Last week end’s Bathurst race got off to a scary start with a single-car incident taking full attention on the opening-lap.
Fabien Coulthard, who started in the 21st position on the grid, blew the left rear tire on his Holden Commodore. The resulting loss of control sent the driver off track, and his touring car hit a sand trap sideways at high speed.
Coulthard’s Holden basically disintegrated in an explosion of sheet metal. Thankfully, he was able to walk away from the scene and still manage a thumbs-up and a courtesy wave to the crowds.
Watch Coulthard’s car perform an Aussie-ballet in the sand below!