Robby Gordon free to race in Aus after apology

Tom Howard

Thursday 12th October, 2017 - 7:11pm

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Robby Gordon

Robby Gordon is now free to race in Australia after the driver issued an apology and donated $10,000 to the Australian Road Safety Foundation following a hooning incident in Darwin earlier this year.

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) moved to block the former IndyCar and NASCAR driver from attaining a future competition visa to compete in Australia, after Gordon pleaded guilty to four traffic offences and was fined more than $4,000 for his antics in June.

Gordon performed wild burnouts in the city’s entertainment precinct behind the wheel of a Stadium Super Truck, when his self-owned Stadium Super Trucks series supported Supercars’ CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown from June 16-18.

Following a CAMS disciplinary tribunal, the American has since issued a written apology and a donation to the Australian Road Safety Foundation.

CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca has released the following statement confirming that Gordon is now able to compete in Australia.

“CAMS can today confirm it has received a written apology from Robby Gordon following an incident in Darwin earlier this year,” read the statement.

“Gordon has also donated $10,000 to the Australian Road Safety Foundation.

“The apology and donation were received following a recent CAMS Disciplinary Tribunal hearing where Gordon was found to have breached CAMS National Competition Rules.

“As a result of the Tribunal hearing, Gordon has submitted a written apology and made a donation to the Australian Road Safety Foundation. Gordon is now welcome to compete in motor sport in Australia.

“In his apology, Gordon said ‘it was not my intention to engage in any actions that were inconsistent with, or prejudicial to the interests of motor sports in Australia’.

“He added he was a ‘big fan of Australian motor sports’ and wished to ‘support and see Australian motor sport grow.’

Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks have not appeared in Australia since the incident in Darwin.

The category has been a popular addition to the Supercars support bill at major events in recent years.