Muscat moves on after penalty

  • 04/08/2017
  • By Courtney Callow
  • Dunlop Super2 Series

Garry Rogers Motorsport's Richard Muscat is focused on success at Sydney Motorsport Park later this month after being stripped of his podium finish in Townsville’s Dunlop Super2 Series round.

An investigation which concluded at Ipswich last weekend found Muscat was responsible for a breach of careless driving in a multi-car incident that changed the outcome of the round.

Muscat has told Supercars.com that while he’s disappointed to lose critical championship points he accepts the findings.

“It’s one of those things where you were close to the car ahead and you can’t see what’s happening in front of you and you misjudge it a little bit, but that’s the way it goes sometimes,” Muscat said.

“Over the period from Townsville to QR they’ve (officials) had a bit more of a look at it and gathered other cars' data and what not and deemed me to be the cause of it.

“If I got turned around I wouldn’t be too happy, but I didn’t mean it. That’s racing sometimes.”

Despite the decision, Muscat will approach the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint in two weeks’ time with confidence.

“We’ve been finding leaps and gains with the car in terms of performance and pace and we are looking into Sydney and hopefully getting a better result there,” Muscat said.

“We are learning with the car and have an upgraded engine for Sydney as well, so looking forward to seeing if that helps us performance wise.

“The four races should be interesting with strategy and we will just have to play our cards right and hopefully we go well.

“I will keep pushing there are still a few more rounds to go.”

Muscat now sits 10th in the Dunlop Super2 Series with just three points rounds remaining.

Todd Hazelwood leads the way ahead of Paul Dumbrell and Jack Le Brocq.

The Dunlop Super2 Series returns to the track at the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint from August 18-20.

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