Cameron loses TCR podium after post-race penalty
Aaron Cameron has been stripped of third place in TCR Australia Race 1 at The Bend Motorsport Park after copping a post-race penalty.
The Melbourne Performance Centre driver came home in third in today’s race although stewards have issued a 28 second post-race penalty.
Cameron passed Kelly Racing’s Alex Rullo under the Safety Car shortly after the pair had been fighting over third spot.
As a result, Cameron has been demoted to 12th position with Wall Racing’s John Martin inheriting the final spot on the podium.
Meanwhile, Martin’s team-mate Tony D’Alberto has been hit with a 10s penalty for contact with Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Jimmy Vernon.
D’Alberto had finished the race in eighth but has been re-classified in 13th position.
The penalties have seen Russell Ingall (Melbourne Performance Centre – Audi) and Alexandra Whitley (Alliance Autosport – Volkswagen) climb into the top 10 in ninth and 10th respectively.
TCR Australia continues tomorrow with a further two 14 laps scheduled, with Race 2 to begin at 1245 local time.
UPDATED Results: TCR Australia Race 1 – The Bend Motorsport Park
|1||4||Garth Tander (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||12||27:52.7479|
|2||30||William Brown (Qld)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||12||27:53.7487|
|3||24||John Martin (NSW)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||12||28:00.1778|
|4||11||Nathan Morcom (NSW)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||12||28:01.5733|
|5||33||Chris Pither (NZ)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS||12||28:02.2104|
|6||38||Jordan Cox (NSW)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||12||28:02.9404|
|7||34||James Moffat (Vic)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS||12||28:15.6097|
|8||62||Alex Rullo (WA)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||12||28:17.2174|
|9||100||Russell Ingall (Qld)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||12||28:20.7896|
|10||35||Alexandra Whitley (Qld)||Alliance Autosport||Volkswagon Golf GTI||12||28:21.6509|
|11||3||Leanne Tander (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||12||28:21.9942|
|12||2||Aaron Cameron (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Volkswagen Golf GTI||12||28:22.1324|
|13||50||Tony D’Alberto (Vic)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||12||28:23.8285|
|14||7||Jimmy Vernon (NSW)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||12||28:24.5659|
|15||6||Molly Taylor (NSW)||Kelly Racing||Subaru WRX STi||12||29:13.1600|
|DNF||8||Jason Bright (Vic)||Taskforce / Alliance Autosport||Volkswagon Golf GTI||11||26:40.3498|
|DNF||9||Dylan O’Keeffe (Vic)||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||9||22:21.0849|
|DNF||777||Andre Heimgartner (NZ)||Kelly Racing||Subaru WRX STi||8||20:05.6327|
|DNF||37||Chelsea Angelo (Vic)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||5||14:41.5306|