James Moffat cops grid penalty for Sandown 500

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Sunday 16th September, 2012 - 10:35am

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James Moffat leads Jonathon Webb and Lee Holdsworth at Sandown yesterday

James Moffat leads Jonathon Webb and Lee Holdsworth at Sandown yesterday

James Moffat has received a five grid penalty for today’s Dick Smith Sandown 500 after a wild qualifying race yesterday.

The Norton driver was involved in two incidents at Turn 1, one with Jason Bright on Lap 1 and the other with Will Davison on Lap 10.

For his actions, Moffat received a five grid penalty, plus a 50 points penalty, suspended until the end of the 2012 season.

Both Bright and Davison were critical of Moffat’s on-track driving. Bright suggested that Moffat should start a lap down, while Davison called him a “complete amateur.”

Jack Daniel’s Racing’s Todd Kelly was also penalised for his part in an incident with Frenchman Alexandre Premat. Kelly received a 25 point penalty.

Shane van Gisbergen and Luke Youlden will start from pole for today’s Sandown 500 after winning both of the qualifying races.

CLICK HERE for yesterday’s final qualifying race report, results and updated championship scores.

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Sandown 500 Race Guide

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