V8SC: Mostert, five marshals injured in heavy qualifying crash (VIDEO)

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Chaz Mostert, the defending Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 champion, and five corner marshals have been injured following Mostert’s heavy accident in qualifying coming through the exit of the Dipper at Mount Panorama.

Mostert clipped the apex at a left-hand corner, which then ricocheted him both right and then left again at the corner, the last of the impacts shooting him up the retaining wall with severe left side damage to his No. 6 Pepsi Max Racing Ford Falcon.

Mostert was conscious, but has sustained a fractured left femur and a fractured left wrist, and has been airlifted to hospital.

Five corner marshals were also injured. Four of them sustained minor injuries while a fifth was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said this in a statement:

“Our number one priority is the safety of our drivers and officials. Our thoughts are with Chaz and his family and the marshals who do an incredible job.

“I’d like to thank the specialist emergency response teams and medical staff at the circuit.”

The video is below.  All remaining track activity for the day has been canceled.