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04 MAR 2018
Supercars summary of penalties, Adelaide 500, final update
STEWARDS SUMMARY OF JUDICIAL OUTCOMES, FINAL: Sunday 4 March 2018 at 1900hrs.

Sunday 4 March 2018
Matters from Race 2
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
Nil

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
The Stewards imposed a fifteen (15) second Time Penalty on Car #19, Jack le Broq, for a breach of Article 6.9 of Schedule B2 Code of Driving Conduct for crossing the chevron separating the Pit Lane from the Race Track at Pit Entry.

The Stewards imposed Pit Lane Penalties for both Car #19, Jack le Broq, and Car #5, Mark Winterbottom, for continued overuse of the kerbs at Turn 2 in breach of Article 3.12 of Schedule B2 Code of Driving Conduct (consistent overuse of the inside of kerbs or driving off the Race Track surface).

The Stewards imposed a Pit Lane Penalty on Car #56, Richie Stanaway, for an unsafe pit release during a Pit Stop in breach of Article 7.2 of Schedule B2 (Code of Driving Conduct) and Rule D11.2.2.2 (Car Controller must ensure the Pit Stop is carried out safely and in accordance with the Pit Lane Release Rules).

Matters from Qualifying for Race 2
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
Nil

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
Nil

Matters from Armor All Top 10 Shootout for Race 2
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
Nil

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
Nil

Saturday 3 March 2018
Matters from Race 1
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
At the request of Tim Blanchard Racing the DRD conducted a post Race investigation into an Incident at Turn 8 on Lap 58 involving Car #21, Tim Blanchard, and Car #78, Simona de Silvestro which preceded a collision by Car #21 with the wall at the exit of Turn 8. The DRD determined that the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards.

At the request of Garry Rogers Motorsport the DRD conducted a post Race investigation into an allegation that Car #21, Tim Blanchard, made contact with Car #34, James Golding, at Turn 5 on Lap 55. Following a review of judicial footage from both Cars #21 and #34, no evidence of contact was found and the DRD determined that the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards as a result.

During the Race an Incident was observed at Turn 5 on Lap 55 involving Car #21, Tim Blanchard, Car #34, James Golding, Car #35, Todd Hazelwood, and Car #56, Richie Stanaway. The DRD conducted a post Race investigation into the Incident and after reviewing judicial footage from all these Cars determined that no Driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for the Incident and that the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards as a result.

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
The Stewards imposed a 5 second Time Penalty on Car #18, Lee Holdsworth, for a breach of Article 2.1.1 of Schedule B2 Code of Driving Conduct (Careless Driving) after Car #18 made contact with Car #33, Garth Tander, at Turn 14 on Lap 34 causing Car #33 to spin and loses places. Because Car #18 did not Pit after the Penalty was imposed, 5 seconds was added to its Race Time.

Following the Race the DRD investigated a report from the S&TD that Erebus Motorsport Pty Ltd had commenced to refuel Car #99, Anton de Pasquale, before raising all four (4) wheels off the ground in breach of Rule D25.6.3.2. After an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a Fine of $3,000 and a further Penalty of the loss of thirty (30) 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Teams Championship Points.

Following the Race the DRD conducted an investigation into an Incident at Turn 9 involving Car #33, Garth Tander, Car #888, Craig Lowndes, and Car #6, Cam Waters. The DRD referred a charge of a breach of Schedule B2 Article 2.1.1 of the Code of Driving Conduct by the Driver of Car #33, Garth Tander, to the Stewards. The Stewards convened a Hearing into the charge and, having heard from the DRD and the Competitor and viewed the evidence presented, decided that the charge was established and imposed a five (5) second Time Penalty to be added to Car #33's Race Time for Race 1.

Matters from Armor All Top 10 for Race 1
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
Following the Session the DRD investigated suspected breaches of Sch B2 Article 3.3 of the Code of Driving Conduct (deliberately exceeding track limits and gaining an advantage on rejoining) by all Cars competing in the Session. In the course of the investigation, the DRD reviewed the broadcast footage of all ten Cars in the Session, together with incar footage and still images, and determined that none of these matters warranted referral to the Stewards.

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
Nil

Matters from Practice 3:
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
Nil

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
The Stewards issued a $350 fine to Chaz Mostert (Car #55) for a breach of Rule D11.4.2 exceed 40kph at Pit Entry loops (45kph).

Friday 2 March 2018
Matters from Practice 1:
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
Nil

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
Nil

Matters from Practice 2:
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
Nil

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
Following the Session the DRD conducted an investigation into a suspected breach of Rule A4.4.1 (Team responsibility for safety of its Cars) by Tim Blanchard Racing Pty Ltd after broadcast footage showed a rear wheel came off Car #21, Tim Blanchard, on the Race Track and rolled into Pit Lane and the S&TD having found no evidence of any mitigating factors. After an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a fine of $5,000 (of which $2,000 is suspended until 31 December 2018) on Tim Blanchard Racing Pty Ltd together with the loss of thirty (30) 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Teams Championship Points.

Following the Session the DRD conducted an investigation into a suspected breach of Rule D11.7.2 (parts and equipment must be under the complete control the Designated Pit Crew during any Pit Stop) by Chasports Racing Pty Ltd after a report that a wheel from Car #18, Lee Holdsworth, rolled from Car #18's Pit Bay across the fast lane of Pit Lane during a Pit Stop. After an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a fine of $1,000 on Chasports Racing Pty Ltd.

Matters from Competitors' and Drivers' Briefing:
Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
The Stewards attended the Competitors & Drivers Briefing at 1445hrs. Neither the Driver of Car #23, Will Davison, nor any Authorised Representative of Car #230's Team, 23Red Racing, attended the Briefing and, having summonsed the Competitors, offered them a hearing and they not wishing to put any submissions in mitigation, the Stewards issued fines to each of Will Davison and 23Red Racing in the sum of $500.

Matters from Qualifying Race 1:
Deputy Race Director Incident Determinations
Following the Session the DRD conducted an investigation into an allegation by Garry Rogers Motorsport of a breach of the Article 3.11 of the Driving Code of Conduct impeding a Car attempting a qualifying lap by Car #55, Chaz Mostert on Car #33, Garth Tander. Following a review of judicial footage and telemetry, the DRD determined that no breach of the Rules was established.

Stewards' Decisions Penalties imposed
The Red Flag was displayed and the Session interrupted between 1603hrs and 1608hrs to recover debris from the exit Turn 8 resulting from a collision with the wall by Car #19, Jack Le Broq. Because Car #19 caused the Red Flag, it was not permitted to take any further part in the Session and its fastest time was deleted applying Rule D6.1.11.

After the chequered flag but while other Cars were on the Race Track completing their final timed laps, Car #1, Jamie Whincup, collided with the wall at the exit of Turn 8 as a result of which the Red Flag was displayed and therefore the times of other Cars completing their final timed laps were deleted. Because Car #1 caused the Red Flag, its fastest time in the Session was deleted applying Rule D6.1.11.
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