Cameron loses TCR podium after post-race penalty

Aaron Cameron had crossed the line third in TCR Race 1

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

Pos Num Driver Team Car Laps Time
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

   

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