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Parts recalled in wake of Bathurst wheel loss

SUPERCARS has recalled a batch of front wheel spindles following an investigation into Cam Waters’ lost wheel at the Thrifty Bathurst 500.

The #6 Tickford Racing Mustang shed its left-front wheel seven laps from the finish of the Saturday race at Mount Panorama while on the run up the hill.

A broken left-front spindle was identified as the cause, with the failure almost identical to one experienced by Erebus at a post-Sandown 500 ride day last year.

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A subsequent investigation by Supercars Technical department has prompted the category to recall a particular batch of front spindles – which are made by an outside contractor and supplied to teams – ahead of the upcoming ITM Taupō Super400.

The full statement from Supercars
Following the incident at the Thrifty Bathurst 500 involving Cam Waters losing his front-left wheel in the latter stages of the race, a thorough investigation has been carried out by Supercars Technical Department.

Supercars can confirm that as a precaution, a batch of front wheel spindles previously supplied to some teams, has been recalled from circulation.

All teams have been advised.

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