Stewards hand LDM $5K fine

Tom Howard

Saturday 4th November, 2017 - 7:59am


Jack Perkins came to halt in Practice 2 with a loose wheel

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport has been fined following an incident involving Jack Perkins in Practice 2 at the ITM Auckland Super Sprint.

The #62 Commodore driven by Perkins, who has replaced Alex Rullo, came to halt at Turn 5 of the Pukekohe circuit when the left rear wheel worked itself loose.

Following a review of the matter, officials deemed the Melbourne team had breached safety regulations, resulting in a $5,000 fine of which $2,000 is suspended until the end of the year.

The stewards report read: “Following a DRD investigation into the reasons why Car #62, Jack Perkins, stopped at Turn 5 and an admission of a breach of Rule A8.5 (Safety – Competitor is responsible for all safety aspects – unsafe release of Car #62 from Pit Lane) by Lucas Dumbrell Investments Pty Ltd, the Stewards imposed the penalty of a Fine of $5000, $2000 of which was suspended until 31 December 2017, on Lucas Dumbrell Investments Pty Ltd,”

Meanwhile, Erebus Motorsport have also picked up a $1,000 fine after an errant wheel rolled across the fast lane in the pits during the ride session at the end of Friday’s action. comment policy reserves the right to remove comments that are off-topic, abusive and ban users who do not follow the comment policy. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

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