Shane van Gisbergen's Red Bull Holden has escaped major damage in its crash on the first day of practice for the Bathurst 1000.
A trying day for the New Zealander ended with him making heavy side-on contact with the wall at the Dipper.
Red Bull engineer Grant McPherson says the car has relatively minor damage.
"It's mostly bolt-on parts. There's a little bit of fab work, but it's much better than it could have been."
"He was down to about 80km/h by the time he hit, so he'd wiped off heaps of speed which was good. As you saw, the thing still launched pretty high in the air, so it was still a big hit.
"You never know what's going to happen [in terms of damage], the angles make a big difference."
Van Gisbergen, who finished second in the great race last year, is currently fifth in the Supercars Championship.
David Reynolds clocked the fastest overall practice time in the last session - two minutes, 05.09 seconds.