Penalty for SVG

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 22/11/2015
  • By Kassie Gadeke

Shane van Gisbergen has been hit with a 25-point penalty after unloading David Reynolds in yesterday's race at the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint.

Reynolds was fuming about the contact, saying the Kiwi was 'dead to him' after being pitched out of fourth place and contention for big Championship points.

Van Gisbergen posted about the incident on social media last night, though the Stewards' officially confirmed the penalty this morning.

Tough day today. Fought hard,stood my ground. Even if I got 25 points for it. Long race tomorrow look forward to giving it a go!! #yourdeadtomebro

Posted by Shane Van Gisbergen onSaturday, November 21, 2015

While Tim Edwards said more incidents were submitting for review, and van Gisbergen said Reynolds should have been penalised for tapping him at turn one yesterday, the 25 points was the only penalty handed down from race race.

Van Gisbergen is fifth in the Championship and was only four points away from Garth Tander in fourth prior to the penalty.

He's now in the clutches of sixth placed Fabian Coulthard, who is just 22 points away from fifth place heading into this afternoon's 200km sprint around the Island.

Six-time champion Jamie Whincup has called today the biggest of the championship as his teammate Craig Lowndes looks to peg back leader Mark Winterbottom in the title chase.

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