Supercars Championship Results, Rival groups have chipped in to assist Nulon Racing’s restore efforts of Tim Slade’s broken Chevrolet Camaro. Slade crashed closely at Flip 5 throughout Apply 1 on the Beaurepaires Melbourne SuperSprint. The 401-race veteran’s #23 Nulon Camaro picked up vital rear and left-corner injury
Notably, the left-rear wheel was plucked out of the automobile, with Slade hitting the tyre obstacles earlier than slapping the concrete.
The crash not solely dominated Slade out of Practice 2, however the back-to-back ARMOR ALL Qualifying classes for Races 3 and 4.
Three rival groups — Triple Eight, Penrite Racing and Brad Jones Racing — have since helped with the restore job.
Notably, Penrite Racing lent its fabricator to the Nulon Racing outfit because the workforce scrambled to repair the automobile in time for Race 3.
Slade’s broken Nulon Camaro instantly after the crash
Nulon Racing additionally has a technical alliance with Triple Eight, with boss Jamie Whincup additionally watching his workforce repair Shane van Gisbergen’s automobile.
Van Gisbergen crashed in Apply 1 simply minutes after Slade discovered the wall, and recovered to attain pole for Race 4.
“Clearly the entire pit lane’s fairly tight with components,” Whincup stated on the published after van Gisbergen’s incident.
“I reckon there’ll be a little bit of camaraderie between sharing components in between vehicles as effectively.
“After all, the opposite automobile within the fence, Tim Slade, is a buyer automobile as effectively, so we’re supplying components there additionally so.
“Hopefully we’ve used our bikkies up on Thursday and it’s clear from right here on in, however who is aware of, it’s motorsport.”
Nulon Racing Staff Principal Matt Cook dinner was hopeful the automobile could be prepared for Race 3, which launches at 5:45pm native time.
Nevertheless, Cook dinner was extra impressed by the group spirit within the paddock regardless of the competitors.
The scene at Nulon Racing 70 minutes out from Race 3
“It’ll be shut, we’ve already utilized for dispensation,” Cook dinner instructed Supercars.com.
“Everybody’s serving to put Humpty Dumpty again collectively once more, there’s group spirit which is sweet to see.
“I’ve acquired a superb relationship with Dave Cauchi, they’ve been beneficiant serving to us out with their fabricator.
“There’s so much going and lots of bits in every single place, however we’re attempting our greatest.”
Slade will begin twenty fifth for Races 3 and 4, however is more likely to begin from pit lane for Thursday’s 19-lap dash.
The incident was the second main crash for a brand new Gen3 automobile following James Courtney’s Newcastle Shootout shunt.
Courtney was pressured to overlook Race 2 after he crashed his #5 Snowy Rivers Caravans Ford within the one-lap sprint.
Such was the injury, that Tickford Racing despatched the chassis to PACE Improvements, the place it underwent fabrication work.