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Bathurst 12 Hour driver breaks back

LEADING Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour contender Craft-Bamboo Racing has been dealt a major blow a week out from the event.

Lucas Auer, one of three European aces selected by Mercedes to represent Craft-Bamboo next week at Mount Panorama, was injured in a practice crash at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Winward Racing, who the Austrian was competing for at Daytona, confirmed Auer had “sustained significant fractured lumbar injuries”.

The Mercedes-powered team further reported “Auer has been awake and alert since the incident and has been communicating with family back home in Europe and his Winward Racing teammates here in Daytona Beach”.

Winward will press on with its Daytona participation, calling up a replacement driver for Auer.

A Craft-Bamboo spokesperson described the situation as a work in progress, informing V8 Sleuth that an update will be provided in due course.

Craft-Bamboo is one of eight all-pro entries at Bathurst, with Auer having been set to join Daniel Juncadella and Nicky Catsburg for the February 3-5 event.

Auer, 28, is the nephew of 10-time Formula 1 race winner Gerhard Berger and has won races in various series including DTM and the Toyota Racing Series (now known as the Formula Oceania Regional Championship).

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