Post-race penalties for Davison, Courtney

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 19/09/2020
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Alex Davison and James Courtney have received time penalties following post-race investigations on Saturday at the Repco The Bend SuperSprint.

Race officials were in the thick of the action during the 24-lap contest, with title contenders Jamie Whincup and Scott McLaughlin both handed in-race penalties.

An investigation into an early collision between Alex Davison and Macauley Jones was however deferred to post-race and has resulted in a 15-second sanction for Davison.

The Team Sydney driver tagged the Team CoolDrive Commodore into a spin while attempting an inside pass at Turn 14.

Davison went on to take the flag 18th but drops to 22nd with his penalty, handing Whincup 18th place and an extra two points in the title battle.

However, the championship equation remains unchanged at 151 points, as McLaughlin has also gained a place – from 15th to 14th – and two points due to Courtney’s penalty.

Courtney was deemed to have been in the wrong for last-lap contact with Chaz Mostert at Turn 13 which pushed the polesitter off the circuit.

Admitting a breach of the driving code, Courtney received a five-second penalty that demotes the Boost Mustang from 10th to 15th.

A further two races will conclude the Repco The Bend SuperSprint on Sunday.

The full stewards' rulings are as follows

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed

The Stewards imposed a 15 second Time Penalty on Car #88, Jamie Whincup, for a breach of Article 2.1.1 of Schedule B2 (Careless Driving) following an Incident at Turn 17 on Lap 1 when Car #88 made contact with Car #17, Scott McLaughlin, causing car #17 to spin and lose positions. The Stewards determined that the collision was the consequence of the Driver of Car #88 not having complete control of his Car on the entry to Turn 17.

The Stewards imposed a 15 second Time Penalty on Car #17, Scott McLaughlin, for a breach of Article 2.1.1 of Schedule B2 (Careless Driving) following an Incident at Turn 14 on Lap 22 when Car #17 made contact with Car #5, Lee Holdsworth, causing Car #5 to spin and lose positions. Having consulted the DSA, the Stewards determined that the Driver of Car #5 had left sufficient racing room for Car #17 and the steering angle on Car #17 demonstrated the collision was the consequence of the Driver of Car #17 not having complete control of his Car on the entry to Turn 14.

Following the Race the DSA and RD completed an investigation, by reference to judicial camera footage from Car #19, Alex Davison, and broadcast footage, into an Incident on Lap 9 when Car #19 and Car #3, Macauley Jones, collided at Turn 14 as a result of which Car #3 spun and lost positions. The Driver of Car #19 admitted to a breach of Article 2.1.1 of Schedule B2 and the Stewards imposed a 15 second post-Race Time Penalty on Car #19 to be added to Car #19’s Race time in Race 25.

At the request of WAU Racing the RD and DSA conducted a post-Race investigation into an alleged Incident at Turn 13 on Lap 24 involving Cars #25, Chaz Mostert, and #44, James Courtney. Judicial camera footage from Car #44 was reviewed which revealed contact with the rear of Car #25 which resulted in Car #25 being pushed off the circuit at Turn 13. The Driver of Car #44 admitted to a breach of Article 2.1.1 of Schedule B2 and the Stewards imposed a 5 second post-Race Time Penalty on Car #44 to be added to Car #44’s Race time in Race 25.

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