Judicial Vision: Nissans find trouble in Darwin

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 23/06/2017
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

The CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown was another wild one for Nissan Motorsport, with its drivers again featuring in a litany of on track incidents.

The trouble started on the very opening lap of Saturday’s Race 11, where Todd Kelly and Michael Caruso were both tagged into spins at the final corner.

James Courtney was issued an in-race 15 second penalty after television cameras captured his hit on Kelly's Trucksales Altima.

Macauley Jones copped a four grid place deduction for Race 12 after his touch with Caruso was discovered in the judicial camera footage featured at the top of this story.

The judicial vision was also used after Race 11 to determine that neither driver was wholly or predominately to blame in a separate incident involving the Nissans with Simona De Silvestro and wildcard driver Jack Le Brocq.

De Silvestro spun after an attempted pass from Le Brocq into Turn 1 late in the race resulting in contact, which can also be seen in the above video.

Swiss Supercars rookie De Silvestro and Nissan team co-owner Todd Kelly again featured in the stewards' report on Sunday.

De Silvestro was levied a 15 second time penalty in-race for a hit on Dale Wood at Turn 6 that featured in the broadcast.

A post-race investigation into alleged contact from Kelly on Tim Blanchard’s car meanwhile showed that no incident occurred.

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