Bathurst 1000 rattled by first major crash

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Supercars operator Chris Pither has go the archetypal large casualty of the Bathurst 1000, crashing astatine Forrest's Elbow precocious successful signifier two.

The league was red-flagged and declared aft Pither, Brad Jones Racing's co-driver, slammed his Holden Commodore ZB into the extracurricular partition arsenic helium prepared to statesman the travel backmost down Mount Panorama.

Pither had been driving astatine astir 180km/h connected the attack to the corner, earlier crashing and apt doing superior harm to the front-right suspension of the No.96 car.

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Supercars operator Chris Pither has go the archetypal large casualty of the Bathurst 1000. (FOX Sports)

"It's really deed precise hard. Like nasty hard," commentator Greg Rust said connected the Fox Sports broadcast.

"That looks similar it's a nasty deed connected the beforehand of that car."

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Pither's mishap followed an incidental involving teammate Macauley Jones during signifier one, successful which the car was abruptly engulfed by fume portion exiting The Cutting.

The suspected origin was power-steering problems.

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The car returned to the league but endured much play erstwhile Pither crashed, forcing the squad into an overnight rebuild.

The Supercars volition instrumentality to the way for signifier 3 astatine 10:40am (AEDT) connected Friday.

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