Perkins: B12H crash ‘one of the lowest points of my career’

The stricken #19 Mercedes-AMG GT3 is collected. Source: Fox Sports

Jack Perkins has expressed disappointment at a mistake which saw him crash out of the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

The 35-year-old was on slick tyres when he was caught out by wet conditions at The Chase, pitching his #19 Mercedes-AMG GT3 into the wall.

Perkins was reportedly due to pit at the end of the lap for wet tyres.

“Probably one of the lowest points of my career,” he admitted.

“To do that on the out lap, I mean, young bloke, hot tyres, effed up, it’s as simple as that.

“I was just cruising really and the track was pretty dry over the top and it was pretty dry down the straight until The Chase.

“I had already kind of backed off but it just whipped sideways on me; my mistake.

“Big apologies to the team, it’s just something that an experienced guy like me shouldn’t be doing.”

Perkins was sharing the car with Will Brown and Mark Griffith.

Three cars have been eliminated from the race thus far, following separate incidents for Zane Morse (#52 MARC II Mustang) and Dale Wood (#50 KTM X-Bow GT2).

While the early going was affected by thick fog described by pole-sitter Chaz Mostert as “dangerous” and “ridiculous”, wet track conditions have presented the chief challenge for more than an hour now.

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