A shocking accident occurred yesterday in a support race for the V8 Supercars event at Ipswich’s Queensland Raceway, in which a Mini Cooper barrel-rolled over spectator fencing and into the crowd.

Incredibly no one was killed in the accident, although two spectators and the driver were taken to hospital with injuries. One spectator was struck by the debris fencing, and another was collecting by debris from the out-of-control car.

The injured are reported to be in a stable condition, and V8 Supercars Australia will be conducting a full investigation.

Queensland Raceway has been a long-standing V8 Supercars venue, but equally home to an alarming series of accidents in recent years. This is the first such incident where a race car has cleared the spectator fencing, but no doubt there will be further calls to improve trackside safety at the circuit.

[Video footage from Channel Seven]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.