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Supercars National Court of Appeal has dismissed the Appeal submitted by Triple Eight Race Engineering

The Supercars National Court of Appeal has dismissed the Appeal submitted by Triple Eight Race Engineering (Australia) Pty Ltd in relation to the time penalty imposed by the Stewards in the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

The Appeal Hearing was heard at the County Court of Victoria this evening, relating to the severity of the 15 second post-race time penalty handed down to Car #88 (Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell) for Careless Driving after causing contact with Car #33 (Scott McLaughlin/David Wall) at Turn 21 on Lap 150.

The Judicial Panel consisted of Chairman of the Court Walter Sofronoff QC, Deputy Chairman Barry Pilgrim and Member Christopher Blanden QC.

The hearing commenced at 7.03pm AEDT in the County Court of Victoria.

The following people were present on behalf of the appellant, Triple Eight Race Engineering Pty Ltd:
Roland Dane, Managing Director, and Jamie Whincup, driver of car 88.
Also present were Mark Dutton, Race Team Manager and Ken Douglas, Consultant Engineer.

Representing the First Respondent (CAMS) was Matt Selley, representing the Second Respondent (Supercars) was Anthony Hogarth, Supercars General Counsel.

The Chairman of the Court announced that the appeal was dismissed at 7:53pm, after debate regarding whether Triple Eight had a right of appeal against a decision made by the Stewards during a race.

The Court’s reasoning for the decision will be released in writing within 14 days of the conclusion of tonight’s Appeal Hearing.

As per the Supercars Operations Manual (Division B – Judicial Rules – 5.8), all parties involved in the Appeal Hearing shall be bound by The Court’s decision, subject only to rights of appeal pursuant to the FIA International Court of Appeal (ICA).

An appeal to the FIA ICA must be lodged within seven days following notification of the decision of the Supercars National Court of Appeal.