Bright fine after frightening roll at Adelaide

"It was the first rollover of my career." - Jason Bright

Jason Bright's Clipsal 500 race 3 was short but spectacular on Sunday when his Team BOC VF Commodore was pitched into a high speed roll on lap 14.

Starting from 8th on the grid, Bright's pace was strong in the early stages as he quickly picked off two places.

Things changed on lap 10, however, after an accident involving James Moffat and Will Davison brought out the safety car. What followed was chaos.

Jason Bright and Andrew Jones
Jason Bright and Andrew Jones

Photo by: Edge Photographics

With the new restart procedure, drivers must maintain between 50 and 60 km/h until the leader hits the gas in the 'acceleration zone'.

With varying reaction speeds and wheelspinning cars the result was three abreast into the Senna chicane.

Tander touched Bright and tipped the Team BOC driver into a frightening roll. After a brief trip to the medical centre, Bright was given the all clear.

Jason Bright:

"I'm OK. It was the first rollover of my career. It was a lot more gentle then what I expected but it landed pretty hard though on the roof. The worst part was probably being upside down trying to get out with a very different view of the world.

The restart procedure definitely needs looking at. The low speed makes it easy to wheelspin and the leader isn't controlling the race. If they want action, they've got it but if they want safety, that's another story. Even if they increased the speed to 80 kays, that would make a difference.

This place is really cruel to me. I haven't had a podium since 2001 or something. I think I've had a pretty tough run here ever since."

Team owner Brad Jones:

"The first two (Shane Van Gisbergen, Rick Kelly) went too early. That spread the guys out because some of them went with the leaders and others held back. That compounded the problem coming into turn 1. For me, it was just one of those racing accidents."

The V8 Supercars next run at the Australian Grand Prix on March 13 to 16 before resuming the championship in Tasmania on March 28.

Team BOC

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Series V8 Supercars
Drivers Will Davison , Jason Bright , Andrew Jones , Rick Kelly , Brad Jones , James Moffat
Article type Race report
Tags brad jones, clipsal 500, jason bright, team boc, vf commodore