The Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo chassis that was crashed heavily on the opening lap of the Sandown 500 will be repaired in time to return to the track at the SuperCheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the team has confirmed.

James Golding crash - 2016 Sandown 500

The car sustained major front-end damage.

The outfit’s #34 entry run full-time for James Moffat was being steered by co-driver James Golding when the youngster crashed out after his right-front tyre deflated on the opening lap of the 500-kilometre race after contact with Jack Perkins’ Holden.

Golding speared into the barriers at the end of the back straight and was lucky to sustain no more than a shaking in an impact which measured 26G.

Despite the front end of the car being all but destroyed, the car will be fixed in readiness for October’s ‘Great Race’ at a cost of some $70,000, the team has confirmed.

Images via Garry Rogers Motorsport and V8 Supercars

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