V8 Supercars star Chaz Mostert will undergo surgery today (Australian time) following his horror crash during qualifying for the Bathurst 1000.
The Prodrive Racing driver hit the wall hard just five minutes in to yesterday’s qualifying session, destroying both his Falcon and a marshal’s post.
Luckily, none of the marshals stationed at the post were injured in a life-threatening manner, while Mostert was seriously, but not critically, injured, suffering a broken wrist and femur.
He is due to undergo surgery on his leg this morning, the procedure having been postponed due to a more urgent medical emergency in Orange last night.
“I just want to say thanks to everyone in the V8 Supercars medical team for their care following my accident,” said Mostert yesterday evening.
“My biggest fear was for the safety of the marshals but to hear none were seriously injured is a big relief.
“I’m really sorry for the team as it was my error that put us out and also destroyed a car. I just lost my racing line due to a bit of sun glare and glanced the wall. From there I was a passenger and took some pretty big hits.
“I’ve obviously got a bit of recovery to come but for now I want to wish the team all the best and see Frosty (Mark Winterbottom), Dave [Reynolds], Andre [Heimgartner] and the rest of the team go for the win on Sunday.”