During the race the very front right side plate, protecting the right side wheels, clenched inward and got caught by the tank's track while it covered through a rough section of the terrain. The second tank crew drove there to help inspect the damage. No details or what happened to the tank later but it would've been sent for repairs.
Sounds like design flaw that needs to be fixed. It's unlikely this is the first time this have happened, hope this embarrassment will prompt corrective action in the armament department, and some head will roll.
Also, I just noticed there is no ZTZ-96 tread. We need to create one, and move all discussions there. After all, there way more Type 96s in the PLA than Type 99.