D’Alberto, Whitley cop TCR Winton penalties
Stewards have issued penalties to Tony D’Alberto and Alexandra Whitley for separate incidents during TCR Australia Round 5 Race 1 at Winton Motor Raceway.
Wall Racing’s D’Alberto has been slapped with a five-second penalty demoting him from fourth to sixth in the results.
The Honda Civic driver was penalised for his part in contact with Nathan Morcom.
As a result, HMO Customer Racing’s Morcom has been classified in fourth position with Aaron Cameron (Melbourne Performance Centre, Volkswagen) in fifth.
Meanwhile, Whitley has copped a 30-second penalty for contact with Leanne Tander which sees the Alliance Autosport Volkswagen Golf driver drop from 12th to 13th in the results.
“I just completely out-braked myself and ran into the back of Leanne,” said Whitley.
“It was unfortunate for her, I really didn’t want to do that and sort of stuffed her race.
“Obviously we got a penalty. It’s a little bit disappointing because we know we could have been further up.”
Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Jordan Cox also received a 10 series points penalty for an incident with Wall Racing’s John Martin at Turn 1 on lap 7.
Race 1 was taken out by Alliance Autosport’s Jason Bright.
The series continues this afternoon with a further two 17 lap races.
UPDATED: TCR Australia Race 1 Results
|1||8||Jason Bright (Vic)||Taskforce / Alliance Autospor||Volkswagon Golf GTI||16||23:06.9034|
|2||30||William Brown (Qld)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||16||23:07.8427|
|3||9||Dylan O’Keeffe (Vic)||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||16||23:15.0596|
|4||11||Nathan Morcom (NSW)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||16||23:20.0936|
|5||2||Aaron Cameron (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Volkswagen Golf GTI||16||23:20.1533|
|6||50||Tony D’Alberto (Vic)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||16||23:21.5374|
|7||777||Andre Heimgartner (NZ)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||16||23:21.9711|
|8||100||Russell Ingall (Qld)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||16||23:22.3507|
|9||38||Tim Brook (NSW)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||16||23:26.9974|
|10||97||Liam McAdam (Qld)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||16||23:39.1908|
|11||6||Molly Taylor (NSW)||Kelly Racing||Subaru WRX STi||16||23:50.8315|
|12||3||Leanne Tander (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||16||24:17.9154|
|13||35||Alexandra Whitley (Qld)||Alliance Autosport||Volkswagon Golf GTI||16||24:30.1609|
|14||24||John Martin (NSW)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||14||23:33.1349|
|15||37||Bryce Fullwood (NT)||Kelly Racing||Subaru WRX STi||12||23:55.8469|
|16||62||Hamish Ribarits (Vic)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||15||22:02.9527|
|17||7||Jordan Cox (NSW)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||6||8:54.4822|
|18||34||James Moffat (Vic)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS|
|19||33||Chris Pither (NZ)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS|