Van Gisbergen fined after wild pit entry

  • 20/04/2018
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

For the second straight Supercars event, Shane van Gisbergen has copped a $1,000 fine for an incident in practice.

Reprimanded for impeding David Reynolds at Symmons Plains earlier this month, pitlane entry speed proved costly for the Kiwi on Friday at Phillip Island.

Testing the limits of the sweeping, high-speed approach to the 40km/h speed line in Practice 2 for the WD-40 Phillip Island 500, van Gisbergen slid onto the grass as he tried to slow his Commodore.

Although regaining control, he was recorded at 84km/h by the pit entry timing loop, netting the $1,000 sanction.

Brad Jones Racing’s Nick Percat received the same punishment following the opening session, in which he was recorded at 54km/h on the entry.

Percat ended the day fifth fastest, three places ahead of van Gisbergen.

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