TCR Australia has confirmed penalties for Jason Bright and Garth Tander following an incident packed Race 1 at Phillip Island.
Officials have enforced a 20 series points penalty to Bright for causing contact with Kelly Racing’s Andre Heimgartner in Saturday’s race.
The Alliance Autosport driver bumped the rear of Heimgartner’s Subaru WRX which pitched the Kiwi into a slide at Turn 3, causing a multiple car crash and the second Safety Car period.
Jimmy Vernon (GRM, Alfa Romeo) attempted to dive down the inside of the pair but made contact spinning across the road and into retirement along with Bright.
Bright was involved in an incident early in the race when he touched Garth Tander’s Audi RS3, which went unpunished by the stewards.
Tander was however awarded a 10 second penalty after clashing with John Martin’s Wall Racing Honda on the opening lap that also forced HMO Customer Racing’s Nathan Morcom out of the race.
As a result, Tander, who came home in fifth, has now been classified in 10th position.
Updated Results: TCR Australia Race 1, Phillip Island
|1||9 Ashley Seward Motorsport||Dylan O’Keeffe (Vic)||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||13||27:19.6614|
|2||30 HMO Customer Racing||William Brown (Qld)||Hyundai i30N||13||27:24.6433|
|3||34 Garry Rogers Motorsport||James Moffat (Vic)||Renault Megane RS||13||27:25.1912|
|4||50 Wall Racing||Tony D’Alberto (Vic)||Honda Civic Type R||13||27:25.4262|
|5||22 Melbourne Performance Centre||Hamish Ribartis (Vic)||Audi RS 3||13||27:25.9902|
|6||62 Kelly Racing||Alex Rullo (WA)||Holden Astra||13||27:28.1409|
|7||33 Garry Rogers Motorsport||Chris Pither (NZ)||Renault Megane RS||13||27:29.2676|
|8||3 Melbourne Performance Centre||Leanne Tander (Vic)||Audi RS 3||13||27:29.5377|
|9||777 Kelly Racing||Andre Heimgartner (NZ)||Subaru WRX STi||13||27:31.0155|
|10||4 Melbourne Performance Centre||Garth Tander (Vic)||Audi RS 3||13||27:35.7606|
|11||35 Alliance Autosport||Alexandra Whitley (Qld)||Volkswagon Golf GTI||13||27:38.5079|
|12||2 Melbourne Performance Centre||Aaron Cameron (Vic)||Volkswagen Golf GTI||13||27:44.8503|
|13||24 Wall Racing||John Martin (NSW)||Honda Civic Type R||12||28:22.6048|
|DNF||37 Kelly Racing||Chelsea Angelo (Vic)||Holden Astra||10||22:38.9375|
|DNF||6 Kelly Racing||Molly Taylor (NSW)||Subaru WRX STi||9||21:01.0172|
|DNF||8 Taskforce / Alliance Autosport||Jason Bright (Vic)||Volkswagon Golf GTI||5||11:07.2387|
|DNF||7 Garry Rogers Motorsport||Jimmy Vernon (NSW)||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||5||11:07.7909|
|DNF||11 HMO Customer Racing||Nathan Morcom (NSW)||Hyundai i30N|