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Posted - 15 Oct 2019 :  12:30:45  Show Profile Send mikeamerica84 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

There seems to be a holdup with respect to any penalty levied upon the 12 car post race. As of right now, there is no points penalty. However, by reviewing the Stewards Summary for Bathurst, this will be reviewed up to the Gold Coast Round and subsequently a penalty will be issued. If issued, it will be a post race drive through (time) penalty.

For V8CFL purposes, however, I am going to tally the points for Bathurst and release the results, although this is UNOFFICIAL until a ruling is made during the Gold Coast weekend. If said ruling changes the outcome of the Bathurst Results, I will adjust the V8CFL outcome as required.

I hate when this happens, but it has happened before.

You can read for yourself:

After the Race the Stewards determined to conduct an inquiry into the incident on Laps 134-135 during the Safety Car deployment when the gap between Cars #17 and #12 increased significantly to the disadvantage of all Cars behind Car #12 because they were concerned that the incident may have been the result of Racing Team (Aust) Pty Ltd having issued an instruction to the Driver of Car #12 to slow and create an unwarranted large gap between Cars #17 and Car #12 for tactical reasons.

Rule D24.1 prohibits Team Orders and provides that an instruction to a Driver or Team member, either verbal or otherwise the effect of which may interfere with a race result is a Team Order.

After the Race Director announced the Pit Lane drive through Penalty on Car #12, the Stewards noted on broadcast footage an interview by a Supercars Media commentator of the Authorised Representative of Racing Team (Aust) Pty Ltd, Mr Story, during which Mr Story was invited to explain the reason why the gap between Cars #17 and #12 had been so large and whether it was the result of a Ďplaní. While denying that suggestion, the response of Mr Story and the extraordinary increase in the gap between Cars#17 and #12 during the SC deployment caused the Stewards to hold concerns that Rule D24.1 may have been breached.

Following the Race the Stewards summonsed the Authorised Representative of Racing Team (Aust) Pty Ltd, the Driver of Car #12 and Car #12ís engineer to a Hearing and requested that the DRD obtain a recording of the radio communications between Car #12 and Car #12ís engineer during the SC deployment.That Hearing commenced at 2000hrs on Sunday 13 October. After interviewing Mr Story, the Driver of Car #12 and Car #12ís engineer,and reviewing Hawk Eye footage of the incident, including in-Car footage from Car #12, the interview of Mr Story and Supercars telemetry data for Car #12, the Stewards, while making no findings, determined that the evidence was sufficient to call upon Racing Team (Aust) Pty Ltd to answer whether it breached Rule D24.1and recommended to the DRD that he consider laying a charge of a breach of that Rule. The DRD having determined to lay such a charge,and the Authorised Representative of Racing Team (Aust) Pty Ltd having explained that he required an opportunity gather and present evidence in defence of that charge and the DRD having sought an opportunity to secure further evidence,the Stewards closed the Inquiry at 2210hrs. The charge will be heard by a panel of Stewards prior to the commencement of track activities at the forthcoming Gold Coast 600. In the circumstances, the Classifications for Race 25 remain Provisional.

The Stewards re-iterate that no findings have been made against Racing Team (Aust) Pty Ltd at this stage and the Driver of Car #12 is not accused of any breach of the Rules beyond the breach of Rule D10.2.2.3 for which a Pit Lane drive through Penalty was issued during the Race and was served.



Updated, men, as you all have probably heard. The 12 car has been relegated from 6th place to 21st place in the Bathurst Results, and a 300 point team penalty has also been issued. The V8CFL recognizes both of these penalties and the results of the Bathurst Round will be corrected accordingly. In short, the 12 car will receive no points and everyone else affected from the original positions of 7th through 21st will be upped one finishing position.


The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has today outlined the penalties handed to Fabian Coulthard and DJR Team Penske after it was determined they had committed a breach of the FIA International Sporting Code Appendix B at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

The following penalties have been applied:

A Fine of $250,000, $100,000 of which is suspended until 31 December 2021 on condition that the Competitor commits no further breach of Appendix B of the ISC and no breach of any of Rules B6.5.4,(Conduct Prejudicial) or D24 (Team Orders) of the Supercars Operations Manual prior to that date

Car #12 be demoted to finishing position 21 in the classification for Race 25

The loss of 300 points from Virgin Australia Supercars Teams Championship Points.

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Edited by - mikeamerica84 on 20 Oct 2019 12:29:09
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