Bright cops Race 1 penalty for Tander contact
Officials have handed Jason Bright a 10-second post-race time penalty following an incident with Leanne Tander during TCR Australia Race 1 at Queensland Raceway.
Stewards judged Bright to be at fault for the clash that sent Tander’s #3 Melbourne Performance Audi RS3 spinning at Turn 3 on Lap 12 of the 21 lap heat at the Ipswich circuit.
The pair were fighting over 10th position at the time of the incident.
Bright went on to finish 10th in the race while Tander recovered to finish 13th at the chequered flag.
The 10-second penalty has however demoted Bright to 13th with Tander elevated to 12th position.
Bright’s Alliance Autosport Volkswagen team-mate Alexandra Whitley has moved into the top 10.
TCR Australia continues today with two 21 lap races this afternoon beginning at 1315 AEST.
The races will be broadcast live on SBS and via the Shannons Nationals live stream carried by Speedcafe.com.
UPDATED: Results: TCR Australia Race 1
|1||4||Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||21||27:20.4629|
|2||9||Dylan O’Keeffe (Vic)||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||21||27:28.4149|
|3||100||Russell Ingall (Qld)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||21||27:29.0341|
|4||50||Tony D’Alberto (Vic)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||21||27:32.8063|
|5||7||Jordan Cox (NSW)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||21||27:33.7588|
|6||2||Aaron Cameron (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Volkswagen Golf GTI||21||27:34.2892|
|7||11||Nathan Morcom (NSW)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||21||27:35.3705|
|8||62||Alex Rullo (WA)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||21||27:41.8156|
|9||34||James Moffat (Vic)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS||21||27:44.8122|
|10||35||Alexandra Whitley (Qld||Alliance Autosport||Volkswagon Golf GTI||21||27:50.1770|
|11||38||Jordan Michels (NZ)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||21||27:54.4866|
|12||3||Leanne Tander (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||21||27:57.4687|
|13||8||Jason Bright (Vic)||Taskforce / Alliance Autosport||Volkswagon Golf GTI||21||27:57.7425|
|14||6||Molly Taylor (NSW)||Kelly Racing||Subaru WRX STi||21||28:10.0175|
|15||24||John Martin (NSW)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||20||27:53.2340|
|16||30||William Brown (Qld)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||20||28:26.4431|
|DNF||777||Andre Heimgartner (NZ)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||16||21:16.1908|