Hospital checks for Fiore after Carrera Cup crash

Thursday 6th October, 2016 - 6:20pm

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Dean Fiore

Dean Fiore

A heavy accident for Dean Fiore in second practice for the Carrera Cup has seen the Nissan Supercars co-driver sent to Bathurst Hospital for precautionary checks.

The crash occurred in The Esses on just the first flying lap of the session.

Fiore walked from the car to the ambulance and was assessed at the trackside medical centre before being taken to Bathurst Hospital.

The West Aussie’s crew were assessing the damage to the car post-session and are hopeful of it continuing on the track this weekend.

After David Wall set the pace in Practice 1, championship leader Matt Campbell was fastest in the second session that was shortened due to the clean-up of the Fiore Porsche.

Only Campbell and Wall were able to put in two flying laps in Practice 2.

Fastest in the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge in both session was Tony Bates, who is in a re-shelled Porsche this weekend after a heavy crash at the last round at Sandown in Melbourne.

The Carrera Cup tomorrow has qualifying at 1010 local time followed by the opening nine lap race of the weekend at 1425.

VIDEO: Campbell and Bates speak after practice

Practice 1 : Carrera Cup – Mount Panorama

Pos No. Driver Team Class Time/Gap
1 38 David Wall Wilson Security P 2:09.2524
2 7 Matt Campbell Nuveau Constructions / Phase 8 P +0.1277
3 12 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing and Electrical P +0.9083
4 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P +1.6177
5 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts P +1.6671
6 777 Ash Walsh Bob Jane T-Marts / Infants Friend P +2.1854
7 8 Dean Fiore Saint/Porsche Centre Melbourne P +2.3190
8 21 Garth Walden CIP/GWR P +2.4129
9 18 Max Twigg DNA Racing/Beyond Blue G +3.2948
10 25 Alex Davison Wilson Parking P +3.4847
11 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX P +3.9204
12 54 James Abela Horsley Park Gunshop P +4.0659
13 24 Tony Bates Moveitnet / A.F.S. E +4.5231
14 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas Porperty Group E +5.0950
15 11 Tony Longhurst The Boatworks G +5.3028
16 13 James Bergmuller pricepressure.com.au E +5.8274
17 32 Daniel Studderd DJS Racing G +5.9085
18 88 Dylan O’Keeffe Allstar Equipment / Dexion Supply P +5.9089
19 4 Stephen Grove Grove Hire E +6.1886
20 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc E +7.5236
21 222 Scott Taylor Scott Taylor Motorsport E +10.2664
22 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents E +11.8467

 

Practice 2 : Carrera Cup – Mount Panorama

Pos No. Driver Team Class Time/Gap
1 7 Matt Campbell Nuveau Constructions / Phase 8 P 2:09.0229
2 12 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing and Electrical P +0.9705
3 38 David Wall Wilson Security P +1.4471
4 777 Ash Walsh Bob Jane T-Marts / Infants Frind P +1.5201
5 25 Alex Davison Wilson Parking P +2.0340
6 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P +2.2079
7 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts P +3.0280
8 24 Tony Bates Moveitnet / C Tech Laser C +3.1335
9 11 Tony Longhurst The Boatworks G +3.2174
10 21 Garth Walden CIP/GWR P +3.2856
11 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents C +4.4030
12 54 James Abela Horsley Park Gunshop P +4.7946
13 13 James Bergmuller pricepressure.com.au C +5.0280
14 18 Max Twigg DNA Racing/Beyond Blue G +5.1911
15 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX P +5.2198
16 4 Stephen Grove Grove Hire C +5.2443
17 88 Dylan O’Keeffe Allstar Equipment / Dexion Supplies P +5.4384
18 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas Porperty Group C +6.3356
19 32 Daniel Stutterd DJS Racing G +9.1210
20 222 Scott Taylor Scott Taylor Motorsport C +10.4287
21 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C +23.9923
N/C 8 Dean Fiore Saint/Porsche Centre Melbourne P No Time