Lee Holdsworth has suffered a fractured pelvis in his heavy opening-lap accident in Sunday’s Supercars Championship Triple Crown race in Darwin.

The CS Racing Holden driver slammed into the wall at the exit of Turn 1 on the opening lap after being turned around by Jason Bright.

Lee Holdsworth crash - 2016 V8 Supercars Darwin Triple Crown

Holdsworth fractured his pelvis in this heavy Lap 1 crash.

He was carefully extracted from his battered car by track safety crews, and was subsequently assessed at the circuit’s medical centre before being transferred to Royal Darwin Hospital complaining of back and leg pain.

Scans confirmed that he fractured his pelvis, in addition to sustaining minor injuries to his elbow and chest.

Series officials have confirmed that Holdsworth will miss the upcoming Townsville 400 championship round on 09-10 July. The CS Racing team will confirm details of his replacement in due course.

Images via Charliw Schwerkolt Racing and Speed Cafe1

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