Murray responds to Perth disqualification

Dunlop Series
23 May
Cooper Murray has taken to social media in response to his disqualification from the Perth Dunlop Series finale
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Cooper Murray responds to Perth disqualification

  • Murray "disappointed" by disqualification over role in crash

  • Cameron McLeod rolled after contact with Murray

Cooper Murray has taken to social media in response to his disqualification from the Perth Dunlop Series finale, saying he is “disappointed” by the outcome.

Murray accepted a reckless driving breach over his role in the accident that saw Cameron McLeod tipped into a dramatic rollover in last Sunday’s race.

A stewards hearing commenced in Perth but was adjourned, and recommenced on Wednesday. There, Murray was disqualified from Race 2, having decided to accept a reckless driving charge.

Frightening rollover for McLeod ends Perth finale

Broadcast vision suggested there was an overlap between the two Holdens as they went down the back straight.

However, onboard vision from Murray’s car, published on Wednesday by Supercars.com, showed that wasn’t the case.

The stewards report states: “The on-board judicial camera vision from Car 88 is clear and conclusive with the first contact being into the middle of Car 92 [McLeod] rear bumper by the front left of Car 88. Further contact was made by the front left of Car 88 to the right-hand rear corner of Car 92 causing it to leave the track.”


Murray, who will test Triple Eight's wildcard entry at Queensland Raceway next week, took to social media on Thursday to “clarify” his position.

"Following on from the incident in Race 2 on the weekend in Perth I wanted to clarify my position following the penalty I have been handed by the stewards,” Murray wrote.

Judicial Vision: McLeod/Murray Perth incident

“First and foremost my best wishes to Cam after that nasty crash, I am glad he is ok.

“I am disappointed by the stewards decision post race, in my opinion there were contributing factors to the incident that weren't illustrated from the onboard.

“I believe both drivers played a part in the incident. I pride myself on being one of the hardest but fair racers in the field and ultimately we were two young blokes having a crack.

“As disappointed as I am with the outcome I have accepted the penalty from the stewards and will press on.

“I am fully focused on my upcoming Supercheap Auto wildcard at Darwin."

Murray will make his main game debut in Darwin on June 14-16, before resuming his Dunlop Series campaign in Townsville on July 5-7.

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