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Practice crash rules KTM out of Bathurst 12 Hour

A CRASH in the final practice session has forced the #50 KTM X-BOW to be withdrawn from the 2024 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour.

The Invitational-class car, set to be shared by Laura Kraihamer, David Crampton and Trent Harrison, crashed right at the end of the 60-minute Practice 6 session with Harrison behind the wheel.

Replays showed the car hitting the wall just above Forrest’s Elbow before hitting the tyre wall head-on at the outside of the corner.

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The car was not repaired in time for qualifying on Saturday afternoon and has been officially withdrawn.

It marks the second year in a row the KTM entry has failed to make it to race day.

On that occasion, an engine failure in Friday’s second practice session prompted the team to withdraw the distinctive X-BOW and lease a spare Audi R8 from Melbourne Performance Centre.

The withdrawal leaves the field at 29 cars for Sunday’s race, while work continues on the #20 IRC GT that crashed during the same session.

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