IT was unexpectedly a kangaroo one-two-three at Mount Panorama on Saturday morning as a mob of kangaroos interrupted the fifth practice session of the Bathurst 12 Hour.
Multiple kangaroos entered the track just as the pit exit opened for the session and were very nearly hit by drivers coming up Mountain Straight.
Jumping up the mountain after turn two, two kangaroos weaved around the circuit and blocked the cars behind them.
More kangaroos then entered the track at different points.
While some drivers flashed their lights, it did not lead to the kangaroos exiting the track.
Fortunately no cars made contact with the kangaroos and race control was quick to issue a red flag.
Realising the drivers and the wildlife were safe, the incident led to plenty of laughs from spectators across the circuit.
It was pointed out the kangaroos remarkably hit all their apexes and brake markers, but they could not stay on the throttle for too long.
Once the kangaroos safely left the area - the delay lasting around 20 minutes - drivers again took to the track.
They were looking to further dial in their cars ahead of qualifying given the competition for places in Saturday afternoon's top 10 shootout is expected to be stiff.
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Saturday morning's drama followed on from a moment on Wednesday afternoon when Triple Eight driver Shane van Gisbergen posted an Instagram story showing a kangaroo bounding down pit lane.
Teams were working in their garages at the time.
It is not the first time that a session has had to be red flagged at the Mount due to kangaroos.
During the fifth practice session in the 2018 edition of the Bathurst 1000, race control was forced to halt racing due to "wildlife" at the top of the Mount.
It was a first for the Supercars category, as the red flag came out at around 10.10am, with 23 minutes remaining in the session.
In the 2017 Great Race, a kangaroo bounding up Mountain Straight during lap 88 prompted a safety car period.
Fortunately neither Saturday morning, or those incidents in 2018 and 2017, saw repeat of what occurred at the Mount in in 2013.
During that year's Bathurst 1000, David Russell's Nissan Altima collided with a kangaroo that had made its way onto the circuit.
He was in third gear and travelling at 160km/hr at the time, the damage sustained in the incident ending his race on lap 20.