Coulthard keeps win amid points penalties

Fabian Coulthard

Fabian Coulthard

Fabian Coulthard has kept his Race 15 victory at the Austin 400 despite being found to have breached the Safety Car restart regulations.

The top three drivers in the race – Coulthard, Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup – have all received 30 point penalties.

The original race result however remains unchanged.

The investigation occurred after Coulthard appeared to accelerate too early at the restart.

The Kiwi later explained that he had simply jumped when told to do so by his team.

The victory is Coulthard’s third of the season following a double success at Symmons Plains last month.

See below for the updated points standings

1 Jamie Whincup 1217
2 Craig Lowndes 1075
3 Will Davison 1029
4 Fabian Coulthard  954
5 Jason Bright  945
6 Shane Van Gisbergen  907
7 Garth Tander  888
8 Mark Winterbottom  861
9 James Courtney  825
10 Jonathon Webb  768
11 Scott McLaughlin  695
12 Rick Kelly  651
13 James Moffat  638
14 David Reynolds  619
15 Alex Davison  619
16 Alexandre Premat  558
17 Russell Ingall  527
18 Tony D’Alberto  502
19 Dean Fiore  497
20 Lee Holdsworth  451
21 David Wall  435
22 Michael Caruso  434
23 Tim Blanchard  398
24 Tim Slade  391
25 Scott Pye  366
26 Todd Kelly  328
27 Chaz Mostert  252
28 Maro Engel  246

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