No further action over qualifying yellow flag

20 May 2023
Triple Eight requested investigation
2 mins by James Pavey

No further action will be taken over the yellow flags displayed during Race 10 qualifying at the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint.

Will Brown (#9 Coca-Cola Camaro) scored ARMOR ALL Pole Position in knockout qualifying, beating Matt Stone Racing Camaro rival Jack Le Brocq.

Shane van Gisbergen (#97 Red Bull Ampol Camaro) aborted his fast lap with yellow flags displayed due to Cam Waters (#6 Monster Mustang), who went long at the Turn 4 hairpin.

Speaking after qualifying, van Gisbergen said he backed off, but suggested his rivals up the road — including Le Brocq — didn’t.

"Cam went off, unfortunately, so I didn’t get to do my lap, which is a shame," van Gisbergen said.

When he watched replays, van Gisbergen said: "There’s four guys there under yellow going quicker, but anyway.

"I backed off straight away, thinking it was done, and then we’ve dropped.


"But anyway, it is what it is. I’m sure the officials will look at it."

Motorsport Australia later advised that Red Bull Ampol Racing had requested an investigation into the incident.

Specifically, Triple Eight requested an investigation into the Truck Assist Camaros of Le Brocq, Cameron Hill (#35 Truck Assist Camaro) and Brad Jones Racing’s Andre Heimgartner (#8 R&J Batteries Camaro).

Le Brocq, Heimgartner and Hill qualified second, fifth and seventh respectively.

Will Davison (#17 Shell V-Power Mustang) wasn't as lucky, copping a four-place grid penalty for impeding Broc Feeney (#88 Red Bull Ampol Camaro) in Q2.

The 42-lap Race 10 will commence at 3:50pm local time on Saturday afternoon.

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