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Supercars star Whincup ‘bloody lucky’

Red Bull Holden Supercars star Jamie Whincup shows off his eye injury.
Red Bull Holden Supercars star Jamie Whincup shows off his eye injury.

JAMIE Whincup will head to the OTR SuperSprint this weekend looking a little worse for wear after suffering a cut above his left eye just days out from the event reports supercars.com.

In a video posted to the Red Bull Holden Racing Team's Twitter account on Tuesday evening, Whincup explained the injury as being the result of an incident with a roller door.

"There's no good story, I wish I had some crazy crash on my jet ski or something," he quipped.

"I ran into a roller door. In my defence, the roller door shut while I was inside, I turned around and 'boom'.

"[I'm] bloody lucky. Could've taken an eye out, [but] it's just a cut. It should be 90 per cent for the weekend, but I'm all good."

Whincup is an ambassador for the new Bend Motorsport Park circuit and is among a host of drivers to have cut laps at the venue ahead of its inaugural Supercars event.

The seven-time Supercars champion drove a Mercedes-AMG GT3 on the venue's GT layout in April.

His 2012 Bathurst and title-winning Supercar features in the circuit's Welcome Centre, placed there on loan from Whincup himself.

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