Appeal date set

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 14/10/2016
  • By Kassie Gadeke

Triple Eight Race Engineering’s appeal will be heard at the County Court in Melbourne next Tuesday October 18 at 7pm AEDT.

The team lodged its Notice of Appeal to the Supercars National Court of Appeal today, contesting the severity of Jamie Whincup’s 15-second post-race penalty at Sunday’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for Careless Driving, causing contact with Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Scott McLaughlin on lap 150 of 161.

The Court has the power to impose its own penalty, which may or may not include time penalties. 

The session will be closed to media; however, video footage will be distributed at the conclusion of the hearing from CAMS.

While no further information was released this morning, the full findings have now been published here.

While he was allowed to continue racing after the contact, Whincup dropped to 11th position after the time penalty was applied, a blow to his Championship campaign in the biggest Supercars race of the year.

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