Huge crash mars Bathurst for third straight day

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Mount Panorama has bared its teeth for the 3rd time successful a row, with different monolithic clang marring today's racing.

Peter Hackett had a immense nonaccomplishment arsenic helium made the tally crossed the apical of the mountain, slamming into the factual partition astatine precocious velocity astatine McPhillamy Park.

Hackett's Triple Eight car was facing the incorrect absorption aft helium mislaid the rear, causing dense interaction with the wall, successful contention 2 of the Australian GT category.

Dragging the close beforehand broadside down the wall, immense harm was sustained to Hackett's Mercedes earlier it came to remainder crossed the different broadside of the way successful a unreality of fume and dirt.

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Peter Hackett of Triple Eight Race Engineering crashes astatine the apical of McPhillamy Park. (FOX Sports)

"And that's parked dense into the partition there," said commentator Andrew Jones.

"Speeds crossed the apical of the elevation successful these GT cars are incredibly high, good up successful the 200km/h mark, truthful that interaction is going to beryllium truly dense careless of wherever helium is connected the way implicit there".

Hackett was seen moving astir successful the car earlier exiting unassisted.

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"He's had what we telephone successful the crippled 'a vessel slapper' that helium hasn't been capable to support clasp of," Jones said.

"The backmost of the car was dancing around, Peter was trying to drawback it and wasn't capable to".

Hackett's mishap follows a big of different incidents this week, with Chris Pither crashing during Supercars signifier yesterday, and Nash Morris and Angelo Mouzouris some having immense accidents during qualifying for the Super2 and Super3 races.

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