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Bathurst 12 Hours: Garage 59 Aston Shunt Bring First Bathurst Retirement

Come Ledogar steps out of the car after major incident

Another Aston Martin has come to grief on The Mountain, with the #188 Garage 59 car becoming the first retiree during the 2020 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. The incident brought out the first Safety Car of the race, just under 90 minutes into the race

Côme Ledogar came over Skyline slightly wide, resulting in the car bouncing over the kerbs in The Esses.

Ledogar then made heavy contact with the concrete wall, bouncing from drivers right to a secondary contact drivers left, peeling the right rear wheel and passenger-side door off the car and over the fence.

The car came to a rest just ahead of The Dipper, in the centre of the track. Luckily, the two following cars, both Aston Martins, managed to slip through the rapidly closing gap without making contact with the stricken #188 car.

Ledogar stepped out of the car under his own steam and has walked away from the scene.

Garage 59 was leading the Pro-Am category with the #188, which has now been transferred to the #4 Grove Motorsport Porsche; Ben Barker moving the car up the field in the first stint.

Ben Barnicoat in the #60 59Racing McLaren leads overall, ahead of Maxi Buhk in the #999 GruppeM Mercedes AMG.