DJR, KGR fined for pit infringements
Sunday 20th June, 2021 - 7:58pm
Two Supercars teams have been fined after separate pit lane infringements in Race 14 of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship today at Hidden Valley Raceway.
Shell V-Power Racing Team has been dished a $250 fine for a brake lock mechanism mishap on Anton De Pasquale’s car.
“A $250 Fine on Shell V – Power Racing Team for a breach of Rule C11.4.2 – brake lock mechanism – after telemetry confirmed that the brake lock mechanism on Car #11 failed to engage during its CPS,” the stewards report confirmed.
Kelly Grove Racing were handed a slightly harsher penalty after it was found pit equipment was not in control of the team.
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The Braeside squad copped a fine of $1,500, of which $750 is suspended until the end of the year, as well as the loss of 30 teams’ championship points.
“A Fine of $1,500 (of which $750 is suspended until 31 December 2021) and the Loss of 30 Teams Championship Points on Kelly Grove Racing for a breach of Rule D11.7.2 – equipment not in control of the Team at all times – after receipt of a report from Supercars Technical that Kelly Grove Racing had left a wheel and hose unattended in the working lane outside their Pit Bay during the Race,” read the stewards report.
“Following a Hearing the Stewards found that the wheel and gun were not under the complete control of the Team as required by the Rule.”
Shane van Gisbergen went back-to-back with his second straight victory at the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown in Race 14.