In what was a historic day that saw the first ever racing laps of the Gen3 Supercar, the big story of the weekend came after Redbull Ampol Racing claimed a one-two finish in Saturday’s 250-kilometre race..
Post-race, some teams issued a protest to Motorsport Australia about a breach on the #97 of Shane van Gisbergen and #88 of Broc Feeney for the teams’ driver cooling system not meeting regulations set out by Supercars.
Motorsport Australia met this morning and made the decision to exclude or disqualify Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney from Saturday’s race, wiping out their first and second-place finishes in Race 1 of the Season.
Mark Dutton Team Manager of Red Bull Ampol Racing told Supercars Media
“We have appealed the decision”.
Motorsport Australia now has three days to respond to the appeal, and this will likely unfold further throughout the day or early next week.
The results now show that Cameron Waters of Monster Energy racing has been elevated to first position and is now championship leader, Chaz Mostert of Mobil 1 Optus Racing takes out second position and Brodie Kostecki of Coca-Cola Racing is now sitting in third place.