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Tom Howard

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - 12:23pm

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Tony D’Alberto drops from fourth to sixth after a penalty

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

Pos Num Driver Team Car Laps Time
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   

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