Four drivers handed Race 13 points penalties

Sunday 21st June, 2015 - 9:20am

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Courtney received a penalty for his contact with Van Gisbergen

Courtney received a penalty for his contact with Van Gisbergen

Holden drivers Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes, Jason Bright and James Courtney have all been handed points penalties following Saturday’s chaotic Race 13 at Hidden Valley.

Stewards have confirmed the below penalties this morning:

Following an investigation and admission of Careless Driving by Jamie Whincup, Car #1, causing contact with Fabian Coulthard, Car #14, at Turn 1, the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 25 Championship Points.

Following an investigation and admission of Careless Driving by Craig Lowndes, Car #888, causing contact with Todd Kelly, Car #7, at Turn 5, the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 15 Championship Points.

Following an investigation and admission of Careless Driving by Jason Bright, Car #8, causing contact with David Reynolds, Car #55, at Turn 14, the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 25 Championship Points.

Following an investigation and admission of Careless Driving by Jason Bright, Car #8, causing contact with Andre Heimgartner, Car #111, at Turn 1, the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 25 Championship Points.

Following an investigation and admission of Careless Driving by James Courtney, Car #22, causing contact with Shane van Gisbergen, Car #97, and Garth Tander, Car #2, at Turn 1, the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 25 Championship Points.

The following incidents were investigated by the IO who determined no breach of rules established;

– David Wall Car #34 and Will Davison Car #9 at Turn 5

– Will Davison Car #9 on Todd Kelly Car #7 at Turn 6

– Jamie Whincup Car #1 and Will Davison Car #9 at Turn 6

Race 14 meanwhile saw no breach established following investigations into incidents between Scott McLaughlin and Todd Kelly and between Will Davison and Andre Heimgartner.

Rick Kelly had earlier been handed an in-race drive-through penalty for his opening turn incident with fellow front-row starter Fabian Coulthard.

The penalties see Whincup and Courtney fall behind Chaz Mostert in the championship standings to fifth and sixth respectively.

Bright meanwhile drops from 12th to 15th due to his two penalties.

Championship standings following penalties

1
Mark Winterbottom
1054
2
Craig Lowndes
1010
3
Fabian Coulthard
881
4
Chaz Mostert
853
5
Jamie Whincup
840
6
James Courtney
839
7
Shane Van Gisbergen
820
8
Garth Tander
801
9
David Reynolds
775
10
Rick Kelly
705
11
Todd Kelly
624
12
Michael Caruso
582
13
Will Davison
568
14
Tim Slade
551
15
Jason Bright
544
16
James Moffat
522
17
Nick Percat
521
18
Scott McLaughlin
501
19
Dale Wood
465
20
Lee Holdsworth
452
21
Tim Blanchard
416
22
David Wall
390
23
Scott Pye
374
24
Andre Heimgartner
374
25
Ashley Walsh
325
26
Marcos Ambrose
125

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