David Besnard was lucky to escape a massive read end crash on Turn 2 during Bathurst 1000 race on Sunday 9th October 2011.. Car 17 rear ended the wall at high speed completely tearing off the back end of car rupturing the fuel tank in the process. Fuel spilled out all over roadside with debris everywhere. Fire marshals did a fantastic job of keeping fire undercontrol and allowing driver to get out safely.
Race Control Audio of David Besnards crash – 9 min audio.
Shorter Audio of Race Control – 42 seconds.
Safety car was scrambled , which allowed many other cars to get their pit stop in.
See clip of crash.