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Carrera Cup leader fined $10k for post-race altercation

PORSCHE Carrera Cup Australia champion Harri Jones has been fined $10,000 for a post-race altercation at Albert Park.

A Motorsport Australia spokesperson has confirmed the verdict, which related to a confrontation with Dale Wood on Saturday night.

After placing third and second in the opening two races won by Jones, a fast-starting Wood took the lead on the run to first corner in the final race of the season-opener.

Jones finally found a way past Wood on Lap 9 of 12, at Turn 11, only to be shoved wide two corners later due to light nose-to-tail contact.

That resulted in Jones dropping to third behind Wood and Marcos Flack, and the #12 Porsche Centre Melbourne Motorsport driver subsequently lost another spot to Jackson Walls.

Wood, of Earl Bamber Motorsport, took the chequered flag first but was eventually demoted to sixth by virtue of a five-second time penalty.

Before that, tempers boiled over in the Carrera Cup paddock, leading to Jones being found guilty of breaching S27 of the category’s Sporting and Technical Regulations relating to Code of Good Conduct.

The result is a $10,000 fine for Jones, of which $7500 has been suspended.

The 2022 title winner leads the standings after Round 1, with a 35-point advantage over Wood.

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