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EREBUS GARAGE INCIDENT REFERRED TO STEWARDS

MOTORSPORT Australia has confirmed it is investigating the controversial post-race exchange that followed Mark Winterbottom and Will Brown’s collision at Pukekohe Park Raceway.

Contact at Turn 10 on the opening lap of Race 28 resulted in Brown spearing into the barriers at an impact of 56G.

Emotions erupted thereafter, with Brown claiming there was intent from Winterbottom and saying “I hope he comes down and says something”.

WATCH: Fan vision of Will Brown’s 56G Pukekohe crash

Winterbottom indeed did make his way into the Erebus Motorsport garage to check on Brown after the race, only for a heated argument to unfold.

Between the drivers was Erebus CEO Barry Ryan, who made contact with the Team 18 driver on two occasions.

It’s important to note that Motorsport Australia has not singled out any one person as being under investigation but rather the incident as a whole.

“Motorsport Australia can confirm that Race Director, James Taylor, has referred the incident which occurred in the Erebus team garage involving members of the team and a competing driver following Race 28 of the Repco Supercars Championship at Pukekohe to the Motorsport Australia Stewards,” read a statement.

“The Stewards will consider this matter and make any appropriate determinations in the coming weeks.”

Erebus now faces a race against the clock to repair the damaged EMH02, which Brown was driving, in time for the Repco Bathurst 1000.

If it’s deemed unsalvageable by the October 6-9 event, Brown and co-driver Jack Perkins will switch into EMH04 which had been set aside for wildcard duo Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway.

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