Watch the Bathurst 1000 crash: Muddy water wreaks havoc at the Bathurst 1000 on lap one

Standing water at the edge of the track sparked chaos on the first lap of the Bathurst 1000 and a corner safety car in the Supercars endurance race.

Heavy rain left puddles on the outside of turn one and up the hill all weekend. And race officials’ warnings to drivers proved prescient after several cars were involved in a crash on the first lap.

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It all started in the middle of the field when contact in a group of four cars caused two cars to skid while others watched and were held up by the backers.

Supercar’s big Jamie Whincup swerving out of a puddle appeared to be the event that triggered the flow-on incidents.

Zak Best’s No. 55 Mustang had ended its day with the incident, while Jack Perkins’ No. 9 Commodore and the Kostecki brothers’ No. 56 needed garage repairs.

Jaxon Evans’ Commodore No. 4 was badly damaged at the front and is now sporting race tape to get through the day.

There’s more to come…

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James Brien

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