Seven officials involved in V8 crash

V8 Supercars officials say seven track-side marshalls were involved in a horror Bathurst 1000 qualifying crash that left defending champion Chaz Mostert with a broken wrist and leg on Friday.

Officials initially believed five trackside officials had been injured when they were forced to jump for safety when Mostert’s Ford pinballed down Mount Panorama and approached Forrest’s Elbow.

Mostert, 23, was airlifted to Orange Hospital and is in a stable condition.

Officials said on Friday that three of the seven officials had been injured.

Two have suffered minor complaints and one has been taken by ambulance to Orange Hospital with a chest injury.

“V8 Supercars can now confirm that seven officials were involved in the incident with driver Chaz Mostert during qualifying,” a statement said.

“Four were not injured, two were treated at the circuit medical centre for minor injures and one was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

“Earlier Chaz Mostert was airlifted to Orange hospital with a fractured left femur and fractured left wrist.

“He was conscious and spoke with his family prior to departure.”

Mostert’s father Eddie and partner Annie looked on in horror in the team garage during the crash.

Qualifying for Sunday’s Bathurst 1000 was suspended after the crash which began on the opening flying lap for the field.

V8 Supercars said they would release an updated schedule for Saturday later on Friday night.

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