Tunku Putera Of Johor Makes A Miraculous Escape In High-Speed Crash
Tunku Abu Bakar lost control while driving at a speed of 200km/h through the McPhillamy Park Circuit.
Tunku Putera of Johor Tunku Abu Bakar Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Ibrahim escaped from a high-speed crash unscathed while racing during the GT World Challenge Australia motorsport competition on Saturday, 12 November
The event was held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales.
Tunku Abu Bakar lost control while driving at a speed of 200km/h through the McPhillamy Park Circuit and crashed the Mercedez-Benz GTS he was driving into the tyre barriers before the car flipped over.
Officials and spectators were relieved when the Johor Sultan's youngest son emerged unscathed from the wrecked car. The 21-year-old flashed the 'peace' sign to the fans before boarding a circuit officials' car that sent him to the medical service unit.
Following the incident and severe damage to the car, Tunku Abu Bakar and his co-driver Jamie Whincup had to withdraw from the three-hour endurance race yesterday, 13 November
However, his elder brother, Tunku Panglima of Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Al-Haj, and co-driver Broc Feeney continued their challenge for the JMR Triple Eight Race Engineering team and began from the second grid in yesterday's race.
The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, expressed his gratitude that his son was not injured in the accident and offered him words of encouragement despite the mishap
"I am thankful that Tunku Putera came out unhurt. I am sure it was traumatising, but he is ok. I have told him to not be disheartened and to keep on going for the sake of the state," said the Johor Sultan on his official Facebook page.
“He could have qualified in third place for the main race tomorrow. It is Tunku Abu Bakar’s maiden appearance on the circuit. He and Tunku Panglima Tunku Abdul Rahman showed great potential and gave a good performance. Hopefully, we will get a good result tomorrow."