NICK Percat’s accident at the Albert Park V8 Supercars Challenge non-championship event has forced Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport to move to a police car for the next round at Symmons Plains.

Well, sort of.

Damage to Percat’s chassis is too bad to be repaired in time for next weekend’s Tyrepower Tasmanian SuperSprint so LDM has secureda spare chassis from TEKNO Autosports.

The car they are preparingwas the same one that appeared in a one-off police livery at the 2013 Sydney Motorsport Park pre-season test day joining forces with NSW Police and its Project 40 campaign to raise the awareness of 40km/h zones in school areas.

Last raced by Jonathon Webb in 2013, the chassis has since been a spare for the Queensland team but a deal has now been struck and it’s on its way south to LDM to be prepared for next weekend.

888A-034 scored a podium finish with Webb and Marc Lieb driving at the 2013 Gold Coast 600 before Webb stopped driving V8 Supercars full-time at the end of that season.

Percat’s crashed chassis will be repaired in Queensland and eventually returned to Melbourne, giving LDM the luxury of having a spare chassis on hand in future.

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