Mostert handed grid penalty for Race 19
Chaz Mostert will lose his front row grid berth after copping a three place grid penalty for Race 19 at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.
Stewards deemed the Tickford Racing driver impeded Shane van Gisbergen at Turn 6 while the Red Bull Holden Racing Team driver was on a flying lap in Armor All qualifying.
Following an investigation officials have since handed down a sanction which will see Mostert demoted from second to fifth on the grid.
As a result, Race 19 will feature an all Shell V-Power Racing front row with Fabian Coulthard joining polesitter Scott McLaughlin.
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The second row will be shared by Erebus Motorsport’s David Reynolds and Nissan Motorsport’s Rick Kelly.
Meanwhile, stewards have confirmed that Jamie Whincup has copped a $1000 fine, with $500 suspended until the end of the year, after he failed to exit pit lane wholly within the fast lane during Practice 3.
“Following a post-race DRD investigation and an admission by Car #1, Jamie Whincup of a Breach of Schedule B2 Article 6.6 (failed to exit Pit Lane wholly within the fast lane) the Stewards imposed a Fine of $1,000 with $500 suspended until 31/12/18,” read a stewards report.
Race 19 is scheduled to start at 1615 AEST.