Racing drivers find all sorts of strange ways to lose races but crashes, spins and rollovers are, if not everyday race occurrences, then, at least, expected occupational hazards.But pre-race favourite Richards yesterday discovered one of the weirder ways to put himself out of business in the Bathurst 1000 when his Castrol Perkins Commodore was badly damaged in a collision with a kangaroo. The Age (subscription required)
It was pretty amazing to see this live on telly. They showed the accident a couple of times from different angles, then edited it from all the replays because the switchbord lit up with complaints.
Lap 110 of 161. What a bugger.