The Audi № 24, which Cam Waters shares with David Reynolds and Tony Bates, is stuck in boxing as problems continue to arise since the crash last hour ago in the 12-hour Bathurst race.
Bates hit a wall at Forrest’s elbow during his stay before returning to the pits for repairs, which were completed in a decent amount of time.
Waters got behind the wheel of a German car to try to stop, but the car returned to the lane with a problem that caused the engine to periodically shut down.
“The guys did a really good job fixing it, but we have another problem,” Waters said.
“The engine accidentally shuts down, so something else happened from the accident.
“We’re just trying to figure out what it is and fix it so we can go back.”
Tony Bates Racing Audi used to be in the top five in the Enduro Mount Panorama, but now it ranks 13thth okay, more than a dozen laps are borrowed from race leader Mara Engel at Craft-Bamboo Racing Mercedes-AMG.
Another highly sought-after Audi team is also not working – Coinspot Racing Team R8, shared by Chaz Mostert, Liam Talbat and Fraser Ross, will not fight for victory after the trio lost valuable time installing a new compressor and gearbox cylinder.
In Bathurst there are just over 4 hours and 30 minutes left, and, contrary to the odds, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 teams occupy all three first positions.
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