A mammoth crash punctuated Qualifying 1 at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, putting two cars in doubt for Sunday’s race.
The incident began out of McPhillamy Park when Wall Racing driver Cameron McConville hit the back of the Triple Eight Race Engineering-run Mercedes-AMG GT3 driven by Sam Shahin.
Shahin speared right across the gravel trap and into the concrete wall. The car veered back across the track and into the opposite wall.
The car came to a halt and several cars blew by until MARC II driver Tyler Everingham clipped the stationary Shahin.
The Dunlop Super2 Series driver managed to get out of the car unassisted but collapsed to the ground. Reports out of Bathurst indicate Everingham may have a leg injury. Meanwhile, Shahin was assisted by Mercedes-AMG GT4 driver Dirk Muller.
Watch the full incident below:
Shahin is sharing the car with Supercars regular Anton de Pasquale, sports car specialist Nick Foster and Yasser Shahin.
“I feel sorry for Sam, he’s a great guy, honestly didn’t mean to touch him,”McConville said after the incident.
“I went to go under at The Grate, I had my flashes on and he turned across, so I got out of it, didn’t want to make contact. Then we came out of Skyline and as I went left to pass him he just hit the brakes.
“At first I thought ‘why are you brake testing me’, so I went to go left, he went left, I went to go right, he went right and touched the brakes and unfortunately I just touched the back of him.
“I feel absolutely terrible for those guys, I feel sick in my stomach and I didn’t mean to touch him. Just that little dab of the brakes.”