Team smashes out new car

Rick Kelly’s (inset) new Nissan Altima being built in the lead-up to Phillip Island. Picture: Nissan Motorsport

Rick Kelly’s (inset) new Nissan Altima being built in the lead-up to Phillip Island. Picture: Nissan Motorsport

LESS than a fortnight after a race smash left Nissan’s Rick Kelly without a car to drive, the Mildura man is set for this weekend’s Phillip Island 500 – starting today in practice.

Rick Kelly will compete across the weekend’s dual 250km events in the team’s spare chassis, following the carnage in Tasmania a fortnight ago. 

The 12 car pile-up destroyed Rick’s Altima (chassis #006), with the team forced to work around the clock to get Chassis #003 race ready.

“It’s something you can never really plan for,” Kelly said. 

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