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Stewards Summary: OTR SuperSprint - The Bend

Matters from Race 23: 

Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations 

The DRD conducted a post-Race investigation into an alleged Incident between Cars #34, James Golding, and #42, Kurt Kostecki, at Turn 6 on Lap 1, following a request for investigation received from Kostecki Brothers Racing. After a review of TV Broadcast Footage and Judicial Camera footage from Car #34, no breach of the Rules was observed and therefore the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards. 

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed 

After receipt of a report from three Pit Lane Judges of Fact of an unsafe release of Car #78, Simona De Silvestro, from its Pit Bay (failing to give way to Car #21, Tim Blanchard, which was already wholly in the fast lane, and those reports having been confirmed by TV Broadcast Footage, the Stewards imposed a Pit Lane drive through Penalty on Car #78. 

During the podium presentation, the Driver of Car #1 was observed to drop a champagne bottle from the podium to a crew member which is specifically prohibited in the End of Race Procedure. After to an admission to the breach of End of Race Procedure by the Team of Car #1, the Stewards imposed a Fine of $1,000 on Triple Eight Race Engineering Pty Ltd. 

Following the Race Car #56, Richie Stanaway, was discovered by the S&TD not to have an SD card installed in its Judicial Camera in breach of Rule D20.3.1. After an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a Penalty of Loss of Fifty (50) Teams Championship Points on Tickford Racing Pty Ltd. 

Matters from Qualifying for Race 23: 

Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations 

There were no Determinations. 

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed 

After receiving a request for investigation from Garry Rogers Motorsport, the DRD conducted a post-Session investigation into an allegation that Car #56, Richie Stanaway, impeded Car #34, James Golding, at Turn 18. Following a review of Judicial Camera footage from Car #34, Car #56 was found to have left the circuit at the exit of Turn 17 and then carelessly rejoined on the racing line impeding Car #34 on the entry to Turn 18 in breach of Schedule B2 Article 2.1.1. Following an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a progressive 3 Grid Spot Penalty on Car #56 to be served from Race 23 onwards. As Car #56 qualified in 27th position for Race 23, 2 of the 3 Grid Spot penalties will carry over to the next Event and beyond if necessary. 

Saturday 25 August 2018 

Matters from Race 22: 

Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations 

The DRD received a request for investigation from Tickford Racing Pty Ltd into an alleged Incident between Car #56, Richie Stanaway, and Car #78, Simona De Silvestro at Turn 3 on Lap 2. The DRD conducted a post-Race investigation into the Incident and, following a review of live broadcast vision as well as Judicial Camera footage from Cars #12, #56 and #78, determined that no breach of the Rules was observed. 

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed 

Following the Race, the DRD received a report from the S&TD stating that Car #33, Garth Tander, had failed to complete the CPS requirements for Race 22 in accordance with Rule D11.1.3.3. After an admission to the Breach, the Stewards imposed a Post-race time penalty of ninety (90) seconds to be added to the Race Time of Car #33. 

The DRD conducted a post-Race investigation into an Incident involving Car #19, Jack Le Broq, and Car #99, Anton De Pasquale, at Turn 1 on Lap 1 following a request for investigation from Tekno Autosports. The Driver of Car #99 was found to have made careless contact with Car #19, causing Car #19 to spin off-track to the back of the field in breach of Schedule B2 Article 2.1.1 – Careless Driving. Following an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a Penalty of Loss of twenty-five (25) 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Points together with a Fine of $3,000 of which $2,000 is suspended in respect of any breach of Schedule B2 Article 2 until 31/12/18. The Fine was imposed against the Driver of Car #99 in addition to the Championship Points Penalty for reason that the Driver of Car #99 has been found in breach of Schedule B2 three times during the past four Events. 

Matters from Armor All Qualifying for Race 22: 

Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations 

A request for investigation having been received from Garry Rogers Motorsport, the DRD conducted a post-Session investigation into an allegation of Careless Driving by the Driver of Car #1, Jamie Whincup, who turned in front of Car #34, James Golding, after having spun at the exit of Turn 12. After reviewing TV Broadcast Footage and Judicial Camera footage from Car #1, the DRD determined that the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards because Car #34 was in a sector where the Yellow Flags were displayed at the time as a result of Car #1 being across the circuit at the exit of Turn 12. 

After receiving a request for investigation from Racing Team (Aust) Pty Ltd, the DRD conducted a post-Session investigation into an allegation that Car #97, Shane van Gisbergen, blocked Car #17, Scott Mc Laughlin, at Turn 1-2. Following a review of TV Broadcast Footage and Judicial Camera footage from Car #17 and Car #97, Car #97 was determined to have been in a sector where the Yellow Flags were displayed and, accordingly, the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards. 

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed 

There were no Penalties imposed. 

Matters from Practice 3: 

Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations 

There were no Determinations. 

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed 

There were no Penalties imposed. 

Friday 24 August 2018 

Matters from Practice 1: 

Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations 

There were no Determinations. 

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed 

There were no Penalties imposed. 

Matters from Practice 2: 

Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations 

There were no Determinations. 

Stewards’ Decisions – Penalties imposed 

The Stewards imposed a Fine of $500 on Nick Percat for a breach of Rule D11.4.2 – exceed Pit Lane speed limit (58kph). 

 

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Published: 26 August, 2018