Bathurst 24: Alfa-Romeo crashes, driver okay

Mount Panorama, Bathurst (NSW) 22-23 November 2003 Update at 9.45 AM Sunday The Alfa-Romeo ...

Mount Panorama, Bathurst (NSW) 22-23 November 2003
Update at 9.45 AM Sunday

The Alfa-Romeo #156 has crashed heavily into Konica Minolta bend at 9.30am, burying its nose under the tyres at the exit of Mountain Straight. Alfa driver Keith Downie emerged from the car unhurt, but their race is over.

The Safety Car came out to pick up leader McConville on lap 429 whilst the split fluid was cleaned up. McConville pitted for a quick brake change, and the sister #05 Monaro followed suit on the following lap.

The #6 Bartels Porsche was slowly catching third placed Peter Fitzgerald before the safety car, consistently lapping around 2 seconds faster than the #54 Porsche.

<pre> Outright 1. 427# Holden Monaro Tander/Richards/Pretty/McConville 415 laps 2. 05# Holden Brock/Murphy/Bright/Kelly 3. 54# Porsche GT3 Cup Shearman/Teulan/Fitzgerald/Morris 4. 6# Porsche GT3 Cup Alzen/Alzen/Klasen/Bartels 5. 900# Mosler Short/Pearce/Lamb/Spurle

Class A - 427# Holden Monaro            Tander/Richards/Pretty/McConville
Class B -   6# Porsche GT3 Cup          Alzen/Alzen/Klasen/Bartels
Class D -  27# BMW M Coupe              Russell/Cramp/King/Stuber,
Class E -  62# Holden Commodore SS      Loadsman/Luff/Luff/Russell
Class F -  59# Holden Commodore         Williams/Moore/Bosnjak

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Series Road racing
Drivers Peter Fitzgerald , Keith Downie
Teams Williams