Bathurst driver Peter Vodanovich miraculously walks away unscathed from HORROR crash in Toyota 86 Series Practice race

Kiwi teenager Peter Vodanovich miraculously escaped unscathed from a crash in a Bathurst race on Saturday after his car lost control at over 200km/h.

The 18-year-old was remarkably able to walk away from the crash despite his car being sent tumbling through the air multiple times.

Vodanovich, who lives in Auckland, was approaching a corner on the final lap of a Toyota 86 practice race on when he tried to make a move on the outside of a number of cars.

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The drivers car lost balance at speeds of over 200km/h
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Vodanovich miraculously survived this crash
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However, he clipped another driver’s car on his way down The Chase, with his vehicle sliding on its roof before hitting the sand.

With the help of the safety and medical teams, Vodanovich miraculously emerged from the upside down car.

“I’m all good,” Vodanovich told Stuff.

“The safety crew and all of the medical crew did a great job at making sure I was OK. I’m just very thankful that they were there to help out.”

Vodanovich, who is regarded as one of New Zealand’s best young motor racing drivers, was obviously shaken by what had happened.

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Support staff were quickly on the scene
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“Everyone got bunched up at Forrest’s Elbow and then coming down to The Chase they were coming to the inside,” he added.

“I thought I had a move around the outside, which obviously wasn’t there.

“I’ve got to say sorry for that, it was my mistake, but I’ll just push on.”

The young driver’s father watched the crash in pit lane, while his mother was back in New Zealand, thankfully the word came through to them that Peter was OK, other than a bandaged finger.

“The car does a great job at making sure I’m safe and the safety gear these days is really good,” Vodanovich said.

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