Lowndes handed points penalty for clash

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Sunday 25th August, 2013 - 10:56pm

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Craig Lowndes

Craig Lowndes

Craig Lowndes has dropped from second to fourth in the V8 Supercars Championship standings after being handed a 25 point penalty for careless driving.

One of several charging on a new set of tyres in the closing stages, Lowndes made contact with Michael Caruso’s Nissan on the exit of Turn 10 while fighting for 10th on the final lap.

While Lowndes eventually finished in that position, Caruso’s Nissan ended the race in the left-hand fence.

The penalty drops Lowndes behind Ford Performance Racing duo Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom in the standings, increasing the gap to leader Whincup out to 72 points in the process.

Lowndes’ finish in Race 27 was Red Bull Racing Australia’s only top 10 result in a shocking weekend.

The stewards also investigated early Turn 2 contact between David Wall and Maro Engel and the Safety Car-inducing Turn 5 clash in Race 27 between Mark Winterbottom and Rick Kelly, but concluded that no breach of rules had been made on either occasion.

See below for the updated points standings

1 Jamie Whincup 1847
2 Will Davison 1792
3 Mark Winterbottom 1777
4 Craig Lowndes 1775
5 Fabian Coulthard 1709
6 James Courtney 1687
7 Jason Bright 1649
8 Shane Van Gisbergen 1632
9 Garth Tander 1602
10 Scott McLaughlin 1318
11 Jonathon Webb 1282
12 David Reynolds 1222
13 James Moffat 1155
14 Rick Kelly 1101
15 Alex Davison 1080
16 Tony D’Alberto 1015
17 Alexandre Premat 899
18 Chaz Mostert 892
19 Russell Ingall 839
20 Tim Slade 821
21 Dean Fiore 820
22 Michael Caruso 809
23 David Wall 785
24 Tim Blanchard 703
25 Todd Kelly 689
26 Scott Pye 649
27 Lee Holdsworth 635
28 Maro Engel 576
29 Jonny Reid 149

 

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