Denyer/Quinn/Miles Mustang crashes out of B6Hr
Sunday 4th April, 2021 - 1:14pm
The #7 Mustang of Grant Denyer, Tony Quinn, and Tim Miles is out of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour after a crash for the latter at The Chase.
Miles, who was running in eighth, lost control off the right-hand sweep on Lap 30 and made front-on contact with the concrete wall before coming to rest on the outfield run-off area.
While he had a tight entry having passed another Mustang down Conrod Straight, he was in fact distracted by an alarm, according to Denyer.
“We saw a thumbs up from him in the car and we just spoke to him,” said Denyer, who started the race and climbed to fifth from 13th on the grid.
“He said a little alarm came up on the screen and distracted him while he was just going through the kink in The Chase. He was just on the brakes a second too late.
“I just feel for him, I know how devastating that is, and I’m glad that he’s just OK. He’s a legend of the sport and he looks after a lot of young drivers and he helps them through their career.
“He’s a great bloke, so you feel for him.”
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Quinn, who owns the car, said, “It’s really gut-wrenching, I would say, because I thought we were in with a good chance.
“We just needed to keep it close to the front and then we’ve done a pit stop and we were ready for the next change.
“Just a bit disappointing within five minutes to be in the wall, so, bugger.”
Denyer added of his stint, “It was absolutely wild, I loved it.
“Made some cool pasing moves, the car had great pace, and I think we would have been contenders potentially at the end, but it’s a long way away.
“We ain’t now.”
David Russell currently leads, on merit, in the #27 Sherrin Racing BMW.