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Erebus protests Perth SuperSprint Race 1 result

UPDATE: EREBUS Motorsport has officially protested the result of the Saturday Repco Supercars Championship race at Wanneroo Raceway.

“Motorsport Australia stewards have received protest paperwork regarding the result of Race 7,” a Motorsport Australia spokesperson confirmed.

“A hearing will be held on Sunday morning.”


A MOTORSPORT Australia stewards report has revealed Erebus Motorsport sought to overturn the outcome of Race 1 at the Perth SuperSprint.

Van Gisbergen made the race-winning manoeuvre at Turn 6 on the 41st of 42 laps, sneaking up the inside of Brodie Kostecki after a spirited, prolonged defence from the Erebus driver.

Kostecki ultimately had to settle for second place, just managing to stave off a challenge from David Reynolds, but it turns out Erebus were not totally satisfied with that outcome.

“Following the Race the DRD (deputy race director) in consultation with the DSA (driving standards advisor) received a request for investigation from Erebus Motorsport into an incident at Turn 6 on Lap 41 when contact occurred between the front left of Car 97, Shane van Gisbergen, and the right rear of Car 99, Brodie Kostecki, at the entry to Turn 6,” the report reads.

“A review of broadcast footage showed that Car 97 had sufficient overlap with Car 99 at the entry to Turn 6 to require Car 99 to give Car 97 racing room but Car 99 failed to do so as a result of which the contact occurred.

“There was no evidence to substantiate any breach of the Rules by the Driver of Car 97 and for that reason the matter was not referred to the Stewards.”

There was also no action taken on a clash which saw Cam Waters spun by Andre Heimgartner when the #6 Mustang driver moved to peel off into the pits.

There were penalties however for PremiAir Racing driver James Golding and the Brad Jones Racing team.

Golding was demoted one position, from 14th to 15th, for exceeding track limits and gaining an advantage, as he passed Bryce Fullwood around the outside of Turn 7 on the final lap.

The penalty reverses those positions.

BJR meanwhile copped a $1500 fine and 30-point teams’ championship penalty for its pitstop blunder where Jack Smith was dropped without his left-rear wheel being secured.

The wheel soon came loose from the #4 car, forcing Smith to stop at the end of pitlane. He eventually finished three laps down.

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