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Charter flight helps complete Aston repairs

Gordon Lomas

Friday 6th February, 2015 - 9:42pm

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Craft Bamboo will be back on track tomorrow morning following the huge Practice 1 accident

Craft Bamboo will be back on track tomorrow morning following the huge Practice 1 accident

A chartered plane to fly a chassis component from Brisbane has enabled Craft Bamboo to complete repairs to the heavily damaged Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

The Hong Kong-based squad went to extraordinary lengths to get the damaged #99 car back in one piece in time for the final practice session tomorrow morning ahead of the afternoon qualifying runs.

Queensland pet food baron Tony Quinn came to the rescue of the visiting team by offering his resources.

Jean-Marc Merlin was driving the Aston when he and Tony D’Alberto’s Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia had heavy impact at Forest’s Elbow.

The Aston Martin team conveyed through social media that it had completed a massive repair that included replacing the engine.

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