Horrifying crash triggers Supercars change

The second of the three heats at The Bend acquired off to a bruising begin when Thomas Randle stalled on the road and was subsequently collected by Andre Heimgartner.

Each automobiles have been successfully written off and each drivers handled for minor accidents in hospital.

Following the crash there was conjecture over the effectiveness of the in-car warning system utilized by Supercars groups, with some lead drivers vital, saying they solely acquired the warning lights after attending to Flip 2.

Others, nonetheless, mentioned the lights have been illuminated instantly.

As revealed on the Castrol Motorsport Information podcast within the days following The Bend, groups have till now been left to configure the warning system as they please as a part of their shift gentle module.

That raised the query as as to whether it was particular person configurations, slightly than the system itself, that was the problem,

That query has seemingly been answered with the Supercars Fee voting to mandate a managed configuration for the stalled automobile alarm for all occasions shifting ahead.

“Following the incident at Tailem Bend involving Andre Heimgartner and Thomas Randle, the Supercars Fee has agreed to mandate a managed configuration for the stalled automobile alarm as a part of the In-Automotive Warning System for this weekend’s Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint,” learn a press release from Supercars.

“Representatives from Repco Supercars Championship groups mentioned and agreed to mandate a splash configuration that ensures all drivers will obtain a full in-car warning, which shall be despatched on to the dashboard and shift gentle modules.

“This can guarantee different warning alarms already programmed for show on the sprint don’t obtain precedence through the begin process.

“Beforehand, the shows controls have been left to the groups discretion.

“The replace to the In-Automotive Warning System shall be mandated for all occasions shifting ahead.”

The in-car warning system was debuted on the Bathurst 1000 in 2019 after being trialled on the Supercars-run Bathurst 12 Hour earlier that very same 12 months.

Nonetheless in contrast to the 12 Hour system, which used its personal shift gentle module, the Supercars groups have been capable of incorporate the system into their very own SLM with full freedom till this mandate. 

Leave a Comment