McLaughlin fined $10,000 over Ford poster

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 28/07/2019
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Scott McLaughlin’s celebrations following victory in the Sunday race at the Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint have attracted $13,000 in fines.

McLaughlin has been hit with a $10,000 fine for taking a “non-permitted item” onto the podium, as well as $3,000 for breaching end of race procedures with his burnout.

The non-permitted item was a poster celebrating Ford’s victory in the 2019 Manufacturers’ Championship, which McLaughlin secured with his win.

McLaughlin was handed the poster by his team just prior to the podium, breaching the long-standing ban on such promotional material.

The fines were confirmed in the stewards' report, which read:

“Following a post-race DRD investigation and admission of a breach of the End of Race Procedures for Race 20 (burnouts past the nominated points) by Car 17, Scott McLaughlin, the Stewards imposed the penalty of a fine of $3000 on Scott McLaughlin.

“Following a post-race DRD investigation and admission of a breach of Rule E6.8.2 (non-permitted item on the podium) by Car 17, Scott McLaughlin, the Stewards imposed the penalty of a fine of $10,000 on Scott McLaughlin.”

It was also a costly day for the Red Bull Holden Racing Team and Tickford, which were found to have breached refuelling tower regulations.

Read the stewards’ report:

“Following a post-race DRD investigation and an admission of a breach of Rule D25.6.1.4 (Refuelling Tower) and of the Authorised Representative briefing instructions, by each of the following Teams, the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 50 Teams Championship Points and a fine of $10,000, $5000 of which is suspended until 31 December 2019:
- Red Bull Holden Racing Team;
-Tickford Racing 1; and
-Tickford Racing 2"

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