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Erebus withdraws Brown penalty appeal

EREBUS Motorsport has decided not to proceed with its appeal of a time penalty issued to Will Brown yesterday at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500.

The team last night lodged a notice of intent to appeal the 15-second penalty which demoted Brown from eighth to 11th in Race 32 of the season.

That related to a driving infringement which resulted in Scott Pye being spun at the final corner on Lap 82 of 85. Pye was running eighth at the time but ended up finishing 12th.

Per Rule B7.7.1 of the Supercars Operations Manual, teams have no right of appeal against a penalty applied in-race.

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That rule most notably came into play at the 2016 Bathurst 1000, when Triple Eight Race Engineering sought to overturn a decisive time penalty against Jamie Whincup.

Whincup crossed the line first but was relegated to 11th due to his role in a dramatic clash with Scott McLaughlin and Garth Tander.

V8 Sleuth understands the $10,000 fee to submit an intent to appeal is non-refundable, so as to avoid teams contesting every decision handed out.

It was better news on the other side of the garage for both Erebus and Team 18, with Brodie Kostecki and Mark Winterbottom yesterday finishing fifth and sixth respectively.  

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