No result declared for Race 30, van Gisbergen secures title

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 21/11/2021
  • By James Pavey

Rain has seen the second leg of the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight declared a non-event, with no points to be awarded.

Inclement weather lashed Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday, in what was scheduled to be Race 30 of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship.

With no result declared, champion-elect Shane van Gisbergen clinched his second drivers’ championship, and first since 2016.

It was the first race to be abandoned due to inclement weather since the second leg of the 2018 Gold Coast 600.

The 64-lap race was delayed by 15 minutes and commenced behind the BP Ultimate Safety Car.

Cars circulated for five laps before the race was red-flagged, with the Safety Car leading the 24-car field into pit lane.

The race was suspended at 3:45pm local time as conditions further deteriorated.

Per the regulations, points could only be awarded after 50 per cent of the race had been completed.

The race was ultimately abandoned at 4:25pm, with 5:13pm AEDT plus one lap having been the time certain finish, and declared a non-race with no points awarded.

As a result, van Gisbergen will carry an unassailable 349-point lead over Red Bull Ampol Racing teammate Jamie Whincup into the season-ending Repco Bathurst 1000.

Van Gisbergen also secured the Beaurepaires Sydney Cup and the $25,000 cash prize.

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship and Dunlop Series seasons will conclude at the Repco Bathurst 1000.

Every session of the event will be broadcast live on Foxtel (Fox Sports 506) and streamed on Kayo.

The Seven Network will provide live free to air coverage of the event. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

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