War of words erupts over Super2 crash

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 07/03/2022
  • By Charlie Bullis

Matt McLean, Ryal Harris and Nash Morris have exchanged barbs following their incident in the Super2 finale in Sydney.

The chaotic Dunlop Series race on Sunday featured three Safety Car periods, with Zak Best taking top honours.

An incident between Matt McLean, Ryal Harris and Nash Morris triggered the final Safety Car, which ended the race six laps short.

Harris and Morris were embroiled in a heated trackside face-off as the chequered flag waved at the other end of the circuit.

Harris took out an unsuspecting Morris at Turn 5 after the former was forced wide onto the grass by McLean.

Harris and Morris were left remonstrating over the incident near their cars.

McLean, who recovered to finish eighth, gave his account of the incident.

"There were two incidents over the span of three corners following the Safety Car restart," McLean told Supercars.com.

"When I was going into Turn 2, I got rear ended twice by Jay Hanson, which is why I lost control and ran wide.

"Then three cars snuck up the inside and Ryal was hanging around the outside of Turn 3.

"I went up the inside of Turn 4, got to the middle of the corner and we had an overlap.

"So, I just ran my normal racing line, which normally, if you have an overlap, the other person will have to yield.

"I just run my racing line and obviously [Harris] ended up off the track.

"He was blowing up a fair bit, as we saw on the coverage, and we had some stern words, when he came to yell at the truck."

Reigning Super3 champion Morris, who started from 14th, had climbed up two spots before the incident.

"I was just trying to run a clean race and got taken out really," Morris told Supercars.com.

"Two dudes in front of me were squabbling and one run the other one off the road. That was pretty stupid.

"They were racing over a bit of road that didn't need to be raced about, and I was the innocent bystander.

"They were trying to start trouble and ended up damaging my car.

"Initially, I thought Ryal messed up but then after coming back and watching it, I went down apologise to him when and I realised it was actually McLean’s fault.

"It's pretty stupid… I haven’t spoken to [McLean], I don’t want to, I think.

"I haven’t had a good look at my car yet, but we will have to get back to the shop and fix her up.”

Harris had already departed the circuit once Supercars.com sought comment.

The 2022 Dunlop Series will resume in Perth next month.

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