It’s been confirmed that veteran Andrew Bagnall has suffered several broken ribs and a broken right pelvis after a crash at the Bathurst 12 Hour race which ended in chaos.
Early in Sunday’s race Bagnall was transferred to hospital after a big smash at the top of the mountain where he was rear-ended.
The 70-year-old Bagnall from Wellington, competing in the Pro-Am class, sustained several broken ribs on his right side and a broken right pelvis.
He is expected to make a full recovery and expected to remain in the hospital for the next 48 hours, at least.
Audi won without crossing the finish line after the race was declared early following a big crash with 20 minutes remaining.
Robin Frijns was leading the international GT endurance event at Mount Panorama from seven-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup (Mercedes) when the race was ended, giving the title to the Dutchman and his team-mates Stuart Leonards (Britain) and Dries Vanthoor (Belgium).
Whincup was second with teammates Kenny Habul, Tristian Vautier and Raffaele Marciello while New Zealand’s Earl Bamber was third in a Porsche 911 with Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor, brother of Dries.
The race was littered with crashes and a constant stream of safety cars.