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Golding: I was trying to stay alive

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Golding: I was trying to stay alive
Sep 18, 2016, 3:59 AM

James Golding has described the frightening crash that red-flagged the Sandown 500, and left the #34 out of the race.

James Golding, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo, in trouble
James Golding, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo, hard crash
James Moffat and James Golding, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo
James Moffat and James Golding, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo
James Moffat and James Golding, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo
James Moffat and James Golding, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo

Golding had a right-front tyre go flat as he crested the super-fast Turn 6, sending him head-on into the wall as he tried to brake and turn.

The violent impact left him shaken, and the #34 Volvo heavily damaged, but Golding thankfully walked away uninjured.

“I’m all good. That was a really big one, biggest I’ve ever had,” he told Fox Sports’s TV team after the crash.

“The front right tyre starting losing pressure up the back straight. As soon as I hit the brakes, into the top corner it locked straight away. I was virtually a passenger from there on in.

“I’m really disappointed for all of the team. This is the stuff they live for, to miss out on a big race like this is really unfortunate.

“I was heading up the back straight, braked as normal, and then it was just red lights straight ahead. I was just trying to stay alive.

“It was really sudden, it happened that quick that you couldn’t really think anything before it happened. I got a bit of head spins when I stopped, but after that I sat down, it was all good.”

The race has now restarted after repairs to the barrier.

 
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Series Supercars
Event Sandown
Location Sandown
Drivers James Moffat , James Golding