Depleted field for Sunday Gold Coast V8 race

  • Sunday 21st October, 2012 2:00am
  • Author: Grant Rowley ©
V8 Crash EV12 12 j2227 344x229 Depleted field for Sunday Gold Coast V8 race

Ricky Taylor emerges from his Fujitsu Racing wreck at the Gold Coast yesterday

After a crash-marred day on the Surfers Paradise streets yesterday, the V8 Supercars Championship field will be minus three cars for today’s second leg of the Armor All Gold Coast 600.

Tony D’Alberto/Vitantonio Liuzzi, Karl Reindler/Franck Montagny and Greg Ritter/Ricky Taylor will all be missing in action after their cars sustained damaged deemed too extensive to repair.

D’Alberto/Liuzzi’s Team Hiflex Falcon and Ritter/Taylor’s Commodore both received big damage in the first attempted race start yesterday, with Taylor rolling his #33 Fujitsu Racing entry in spectacular fashion.

The #11 Fair Dinkum Sheds entry had the front left wheel ripped off it in the second start after another start line crash.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s Race 22 report and results.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s news story on the D’Alberto/Liuzzi yesterday.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s photo gallery of crash cars from Saturday’s race.

The D’Alberto has team has stated that its car will be repaired for Abu Dhabi, while Reindler told Speedcafe.com that it will be touch and go if that chassis is used for the next event at Abu Dhabi in two weeks time.

Garry Rogers Motorsport says that it will also assess whether to repair the #33 car or use one of its spare chassis for the overseas race.

Qualifying for Race 24 of the V8 Supercars Championship on the Gold Coast will be held at 1115 followed by the race at 1340.

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 Race Guide

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