Driver Damien Flack flown to hospital after Aussie Racing Cars crash | Video

Aussie Racing Cars driver Damien Flack has been involved in a massive crash along Conrod Straight during a support race at the Bathurst 1000 on Saturday morning. Photo: FOX SPORTS

Aussie Racing Cars driver Damien Flack has been involved in a massive crash along Conrod Straight during a support race at the Bathurst 1000 on Saturday morning. Photo: FOX SPORTS

Aussie Racing Cars driver Damien Flack has been involved in a massive crash along Conrod Straight during a support race at the Bathurst 1000 on Saturday morning. 

Flack is conscious and alert following the crash which saw his car flip and burst into flames. 

Reports say he has broken ribs and a punctured lung and he will be flown to Orange hospital. 

Driver Adam Uebergang, who was leading the race at the time of the incident, said he first became aware that something was wrong when he saw marshals furiously waving red flags.

“I didn’t see a single thing until I saw the replay on TV,” he said.

“That would have been at about 212-215 kays or something like that, we are going pretty fast. I think what they [Damien and Adrian Flack] were trying to do was work together to try and pass someone, but it went wrong.

“You tell how bad it is by how the officials wave the flags, when I saw them going crazy doing that I knew.”

Michael Rinkin was further back in  the field at the time, and while he also did not see the incident, he did see parts of Flack’s Euro GT strewn on the side of the track as he came down Conrod Straight.

“I was a bit far back so all I saw was the rubbish and the flames,” he said.

“Someone gave him a bump, it’s pretty unfortunate. But the cars are really well built, they are good.

“It shook up my wife [Gina], so was watching me for this round, but she doesn’t want to watch anymore now.

“You just have to drive to where your saftey limits are, you know we go out there for a good time, we go out there to have fun, we don’t want to hurt ourselves.

“Those guys at the front are very fast drivers and both the Flacks are professional drivers, they race Porsches, so they know what they are doing. They can both handle this category, but I guess that’s living on the edge.”


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