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TEAM18 PUSHING HARD ON REPAIRS

Preston Hire Racing is rushing to repair its Commodore Supercar after a crash in Race 1 at Albert Park on Friday.

After starting from the back of the grid Lee Holdsworth was hit from behind by the out-of-control car of Nick Percat, with two laps remaining of the first race on the Australian Grand Prix support bill. The two Holdens speared off the track in unison after Percat lost his brakes on the approach to Turn 1.

Percat’s car was being assessed after the race while the driver received some physiotherapy. Neither man was hurt in the impact.

Team owner Charlie Schwerkolt told AA it was “touch and go” whether the car could be repaired in time for Saturday’s race.

“We will have to see,” he said.

“The car has to go back to the workshop and go on the chassis jig. It looks like it is going to be an all-nighter for the boys.”

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Images thanks to the Preston hire Racing Facebook page.