Super2 leader disqualified from Bathurst race due to engine breach
Friday 9th April, 2021 - 10:16am
Jordan Boys has lost the lead of the Dunlop Super2 Series after being disqualified from Race 2 of Round 1 due to having a non-compliant engine.
The Image Racing driver clung on to victory in the latter encounter at Mount Panorama but has now been stripped of that result following a post-event technical inspection.
Tickford Racing’s Zak Best is the new series leader, with Boys dropping to 13th in the standings, while MW Motorsport’s Tyler Everingham is officially the Race 2 winner.
“On 7 April 2021 a Panel of Stewards conducted a Hearing into a Charge by the Race Director that Image Racing breached Rule G8.1.2 in that the engine used in Car #49 did not conform to an ESD,” read a stewards report.
“The Stewards upheld the Charge, found the breach established and imposed a Penalty of Disqualification of Car #49 from Race 2 and have directed that the Final Classifications for Race 2 be amended accordingly.”
The engine, supplied by Walkinshaw Racing (as opposed to Walkinshaw Andretti United) under an existing relationship, was found to have exceeded the Accumulated Engine Power (AEP) number for a VF Commodore engine.
Furthermore, it was found to not comply with the Engine Specification Document (ESD) which it was originally claimed to have complied with, namely SC-2-305, nor any other ESD which has been issued for Walkinshaw powerplants.
While an ESD does not specify an AEP, as the Stewards Decision document explains, an ESD would not be issued had the engine breached the AEP in dyno testing.
Furthermore, some components in the engine were inconsistent with those specified in the relevant ESD and no application had been made to vary the ESD.
Additionally, “Had such an application been lodged, it would have been rejected for reason that the changes yielded an AEP in excess of the approved maximum,” reads the Stewards Decision, in part.
While the recommended penalty for such a breach is disqualification, it should also be noted that a performance advantage, albeit small, was established.
“While the AEP of the subject engine when tested was not grossly in excess of the approved maximum, it exceeded it by a factor which yielded a performance advantage for Car 49,” explained stewards.
The disqualification does not apply to Race 1 as the engine was not tested at that time, and stewards “received no evidence from which we could conclude without hesitation that the engine when used in Race 1 exceeded the approved maximum AEP.”
CLICK HERE for full stewards report
CLICK HERE for Walkinshaw Racing’s response
Results: Race 2 Updated
|1||27||Lowes Petoleum / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima||S2||12||28:37.7740|
|2||78||Best Leisure Industries||Zak Best||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||12||28:39.0160|
|3||18||Cavalier Homes||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||12||28:39.4281|
|4||999||Image Racing / Rare Spares||Jaylyn Robotham||Holden Commodore VF||S2||12||28:39.8935|
|5||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Holden Commodore VF||S2||12||28:41.3367|
|6||777||Oz Property / MWM||Declan Fraser||Nissan Altima||S2||12||28:42.6187|
|7||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||S2||12||28:42.6667|
|8||888||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Broc Feeney||Holden Commodore VF||S2||12||28:43.2964|
|9||10||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||S2||12||28:45.6088|
|10||30||Matt Stone Racing||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF||S2||12||28:46.3742|
|11||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Sipp||Holden Commodore VF||S2||12||28:54.2188|
|12||5||Anderson Motorsport||Michael Anderson||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||12||28:55.5831|
|13||69||Dial Before You Dig||Jon McCorkindale||Ford Falcon FG||CH||12||28:55.8844|
|14||75||Linc Scsffolding||Brendan Strong||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||12||28:56.3471|
|15||61||Image Racing||Reef McCarthy||Ford Falcon FG||CH||12||29:00.3579|
|16||7||Mocomm Motorsport Comms||Jim Pollicina||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||12||29:01.7996|
|17||22||Herron Todd White Valuers||Bradley Neill||Holden Commodore VF||S2||12||29:02.3967|
|18||35||Unit Racing||Jason Gomersall||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||12||29:05.1862|
|19||23||R.H.M||Ray Hislop||Ford Falcon BA||SC3||12||29:10.7971|
|20||4||Crusher Parts International||Tony Auddino||Ford Falcon BF||SC3||12||29:21.9075|
|21||67||Flash Bush Motorsport||Nash Morris||Ford Falcon FG||CH||11||29:08.3793|
|NC||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||S2||10||24:40.5795|
|NC||17||Resurrection Panel N Paint||Jason Foley||Ford Falcon BF||SC3||5||11:39.7790|
|NC||28||Natural Gas and Water / MWM||Josh Fife||Nissan Altima||S2||4||8:47.1788|
|NC||2||Page Bros Jayco||Steven Page||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||4||10:15.4111|
|DSQ||49||Image Racing / Joss Group||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||S2|
Series points: Super2 Updated