Erebus Motorsport will work right up until the plane leaves, to repair Shae Davies #4 Commodore ahead of the ITM Auckland SuperSprint next weekend.
Davies crashed heavily at Turn 11 in qualifying at the Gold Coast on Sunday and a post-session inspection by the team and Supercars technical staff ruled the car out of Sunday’s race.
The Holden suffered substantial damage to the front suspension tower and rear suspension mount after hitting the concrete wall square on, and has since arrived back in Melbourne to the team’s headquarters for repairs.
“Jimmy (from Jimmy’s Fab Shop) transported his jig from Castlemaine to Melbourne Monday and the crew were here first thing Tuesday to get stuck into it,” General Manager Barry Ryan said.
“He was here assembling the jig while the crew stripped the car, so we are working as efficiently as possible.
“The front half of the car has been cut off and will be back on the jig this afternoon; we are aiming to have it repaired in time to have it painted tomorrow, then start reassembling it.”
Ryan said he was impressed by his team’s efforts and their never give up attitude.
“The crew have been fantastic; both car crews worked together to strip the car, and now they’re working on the other car to get that ready while they wait for car #4,” he said.
“There’s also a couple preparing all the bolt on components for car #4, so we don’t delay anything.
“As a team, this is our first big test. We haven’t had any major damage all year so we’ve been lucky until now.
“Realistically we will be working until the container leaves on Sunday, but we’re under control.”