WATCH: Grove Racing starts Reynolds Mustang rebuild

The rear-end damage for Car #26. Pic: Supplied

Grove Racing has begun work on the rebuild of its #26 Penrite Mustang following a brutal crash in the Repco Bathurst 1000.

As first reported by V8 Sleuth, the team intends to repair the Todd Kelly-owned car (chassis KR011) in time for the Gold Coast 500 later this month (October 28-30).

“The chassis was stripped on Tuesday so we could see the extent of the damage to it,” said team principal David Cauchi.

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“Car #26 was travelling at 110km/h when it made contact with Car #5 and the wall. It is one of the biggest impacts I have seen in my time.

“Our preference is to race the chassis at the Gold Coast so the car was on the jig the same day it arrived back and our fabricator Ben worked through the night to start the repair.

“The front right rail and both rear chassis rails were damaged and will need cutting out and replacing.

“The list of other damaged parts is very long, and the engine also sustained damaged so that has gone for repair and will be run on the dyno.”

Watch below as #26 race engineer Alistair McVean takes fans for a closer look.

Bathurst marked Reynolds’ 400th Repco Supercars Championship race; co-driver Matt Campbell was at wheel when he was collected by the out-of-control Tickford Mustang driven by Zane Goddard.

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