Stewards Summary: Castrol Gold Coast 600

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 25/10/2015
  • By CAMS

Stewards Summary Update #3:FINAL - issued Sunday, 25th October 2015 at 1900hrs.

Matters from Race 27:

The Stewards imposed the following penalties during the Race:

- A PLP on Car# 111, Heimgartner/Peterson, for a driving infringement (Careless Driving, contact with Car #34, Wall/Pither, at Turn 11 on Lap 7);

- A PLP on Car #17, Pye/Ambrose, for a pit lane infringement (unsafe pit release);

- A re-address on Car #99, Moffatt/Douglas, for shortcutting the Turn 2 chicane and gained an advantage (over Car #55).

The IO conducted a post-race investigation in the incident in Pit Lane on Lap 54 when Car #21, Wood/Jones, made contact with the pit equipment (tyres) of DJR Team Penske as it was servicing Car #17, Pye/Ambrose. No breach of the rules was established.

Following an investigation and admission by Erebus MotorsportV8 that the tyre pressures on Car #4, Walsh/Le Brocq, failed to maintain the required minimum pressure of 17psi while on the Race Track (Rule D18.1.13), the Stewards imposed the penalty of exclusion from Race 27 on Car #4, Walsh/Le Brocq.

Following an investigation and admission by Car #99, James Moffat, that he exceeded the track limits at Turn 2 and gained an advantage (over Car #23), the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 10 Championship Points on Car #99 James Moffat/ Taz Douglas.

Stewards Summary Update #2: issued Sunday, 25th October 2015 at 1230hrs.

Matters from Race 26:

The Stewards imposed the following penalties during the Race:

- A Pit Lane Penalty on Car #5, Winterbottom/Owen, for an unsafe release into Pit Lane (Sch B29a)(ii));

- A Pit Lane Penalty on Car #6, Waters/Ingall, for rotating the wheels during its Pit Stop (Rule D12.8.9);

- A Pit Lane Penalty on Car #9, Davison/Davison, for Careless Driving (contact with Car #47 at Turn 5 on Lap 88).

The incident involving the unsafe release of Car #5 into the Pit Lane was further investigated resulting in a penalty of the Loss of 50 Teams' Championship Points on Prodrive Racing Australia Pty Ltd.

Following an investigation and admission of Careless Driving by Paul Dumbrell, Car #1, contact with Car #99, Moffat/Douglas, the Stewards imposed the penalty of the loss of 25 Championship Points on Paul Dumbrell and Jamie Whincup.

Following and an investigation and admission by Car #111, Andre Heimgartner/Ant Pederson, that it failed to obey the blue flag (Schedule B2 3a), the Stewards imposed the penalty of the loss of 25 Championship Points on Andre Heimgartner and Ant Pederson.

Matters from Qualifying (& Top Ten):

There were no issues.

Stewards Summary Update #1: issued Friday, 23rd October 2015 at 1645hrs.

Matters from Practice - Part 4:

There were no issues

Matters from Practice - Part 3:

There were no issues

Matters from Practice - Part 2:

The Stewards received a report from Timing that Paul Dumbrell, Car #1, exceeded the designated speed limit at Pit Entry (52 kph); the Stewards imposed a penalty of a fine of $500 on Paul Dumbrell.

Matters from Practice - Part 1:

There were no issues.

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