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WAU disqualified from opening Sandown session

BOTH Walkinshaw Andretti United Mustangs have been excluded from Practice 1 at the Sandown 500.

It became clear at the start of Practice 2 that WAU was under investigation for the use of an incorrect drop gear ratio.

Further details are yet to come to light, but the #2 and #25 cars now appear at the bottom of the Practice 1 results sheet as disqualified due to a technical breach.

Nick Percat/Fabian Coulthard (#2) had been 20th in the opening half-hour session, one place ahead of Chaz Mostert/Lee Holdsworth (#25).

The penalty of exclusion is consistent with the precedent set at Albert Park when the Blanchard Racing Team’s Todd Hazelwood was rubbed out of one race and two qualifying sessions for the same reason.

Holdsworth and Coulthard were fourth and 15th, respectively, in Practice 2 (co-drivers only).

The third and final practice session of the day is currently underway.

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