Stewards issue findings after Race 11

  • 17/06/2017
  • By CAMS
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Race Director Incident Determinations

The DRD conducted an investigation into an Incident at Turn 6 on Lap 39 involving Cars #33, Garth Tander, #56, Jason Bright, and #97, Shane van Gisbergen in which all Cars sustained damage and Car #97 did not finish the Race as a consequence. Following a review of external TV footage and in- Car cameras, including Cars behind the Incident, the DRD determined that no Driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for the Incident and that the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards.

The DRD conducted an investigation into an allegation that Car #28, Jack Le Brocq, made careless contact with Car #78, Simona de Silvestro, at Turn 1 on approximately Lap 31 of the Race causing Car #78 to spin and leave the track. The DRD determined that Car #28 was not wholly or predominantly to blame for the Incident and that the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards.

The DRD conducted an investigation into an allegation that Car #5, Mark Winterbottom, made careless contact with Car #99, Dale Wood, at Turn 1 on Lap 1 of the Race causing Car #99 to spin and lose positions. The DRD determined that neither Driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for the Incident and that the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards.

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed

During the Race the Stewards imposed a fifteen (15) second Time Penalty on Car #22, James Courtney, for a breach of Schedule B2 Article 2.1 – careless driving – causing contact with Car #7 at Turn 14 on Lap 1.

The Stewards imposed a Pit Lane Penalty on Car #99, Dale Wood, for a breach of Rule D11.2.6 – re-joining the Race Track under Safety Car when Pit Lane was closed.

Following the Race the DRD conducted an investigation into an allegation that Car #62, Alex Rullo, breached Rule D12.8.9 – rear wheels rotating without the approval of the ST&D while the Car was off the ground during a pit stop. After an admission to the breach the Stewards imposed a Post-Race Pit Lane Time Penalty of twenty seven (27) seconds added to Car #62’s race time for Race 11.

Following the Race the DRD conducted an investigation into an Incident at Turn 13 on Lap 1 involving contact between Car #4, Macauley Jones, and Car #23, Michael Caruso, as a result of which Car #23 spun and lost positions. After an admission to a breach of Schedule B2 Article 2.1 – Careless Driving – by Car #4, the Stewards imposed a Penalty of Loss of four (4) grid spots on Car #4 to be served in Race 12.

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