Seton penalised for Mouzouris Super2 hit
Sunday 11th July, 2021 - 7:45pm
Aaron Seton has been penalised 25 series points after taking out Angelo Mouzouris in Race 2 of Round 2 of the Dunlop Super2 Series in Townsville.
The Matt Stone Racing driver locked up at Turn 2 on Lap 2 and careered into Mouzouris from two cars back, sending the latter’s Triple Eight VF Commodore spinning.
“Following a review of the Broadcast footage, the Stewards in consultation with the DRD and DSA determined Car 30, Aaron Seaton [sic] in breach of Schedule B2 – Article 2.1.1 Careless Driving,” read the stewards report.
“Car 30 made contact with Car 6 at Turn 2 on Lap 2 resulting in Car 6 retiring from Race 2.
“The Stewards imposed a penalty of Loss of 25 Driver Championship Points on Car 30.”
Seton thus drops one spot to 13th in the series, swapping positions with Eggleston Motorsport’s Jack Sipp.
“It was obviously surprising, or quite a fright, actually,” said Mouzouris after he got back to the lane.
“We were halfway through the corner into Turn 2, made up a couple of positions in the first couple of laps, which was awesome, but nothing I could have done.
“Unfortunately, the car wasn’t able to finish, just from the damage that was sustained, but yeah, move on.”
Glenn Seton, Aaron’s father and an engineer in MSR’s Super2 and Super3 programmes, observed, “It looks like he’s just gone down there too deep and tried to defend a little bit to the guy behind because naturally that’s what you do on your first lap, you try and protect your spot.
“He’s just got up over the middle of the road which has got a bit of a hump and got on the brake and locked the front inside brake because it’s on the other side of the road.
“Once you lock a front, you’re a passenger, because you’re carrying so much momentum. With the brakes locked, you just can’t do anything.
“He’ll be pretty hard on himself. He was pretty hard on himself with yesterday [when] he lost a few spots, but he’ll be very hard on himself today, which is really sad.”
Image Racing’s Jordan Boys was also pinged by officials, for the contact he made with Tyler Everingham in passing the #27 Nissan Altima on Lap 10.
The five-second time penalty relegates Car #49 from fourth at the chequered flag to fifth, behind Tickford Racing’s Zak Best, while Everingham remains sixth.
The latter had received a touch from Boys at Turn 2, leading to a change for fifth position at the other end of Charters Towers Road.
“Following a request for an investigation from MW Motorsport alleging Car 49 made contact with Car 27 on Lap 10 at Turn 2 resulting in loss of a position by Car 27,” stewards advised.
“Following a review of the Broadcast footage the Stewards determined a breach of Schedule B2 – Article 2.1.1 Careless Driving Careless Driving.
“The Stewards imposed a Post-Race Time penalty of 5 seconds on Car 49.”
Best remains second in the series points at a reduced, 42-point deficit to Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Broc Feeney, who dominated Round 2, while Boys continues to hold eighth.
Zane Morse was also a victim of the Seton-Mouzouris incident, shunting Josh Fife’s Altima when the MW Motorsport driver checked up behind Car #30 and ultimately retiring his VF Commodore.
Round 3 of the Super2 Series supports the WD-40 Townsville SuperSprint next weekend (July 17-18).
Results: Race 2 Updated
|1||888||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Broc Feeney||Holden Commodore VF||S2||16||23:35.4233|
|2||88||Eggleston Motorsport||Tim Blanchard||Holden Commodore VF||S2||16||23:40.4673|
|3||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||S2||16||23:42.1360|
|4||78||Best Leisure Industries||Zak Best||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||16||23:48.5757|
|5||49||Joss Group / Image Racing||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||S2||16||23:48.6435|
|6||27||Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima||S2||16||23:51.4365|
|7||777||Red Hot Couriers / MWM||Declan Fraser||Nissan Altima||S2||16||23:52.7741|
|8||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Holden Commodore VF||S2||16||23:54.1624|
|9||69||Dial Before You Dig||Jon McCorkindale||Holden Commodore VF||S2||16||23:54.9160|
|10||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Sipp||Holden Commodore VF||S2||16||23:56.0367|
|11||18||Adventure Kings||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||16||23:57.4243|
|12||28||Natural Gas and Water / MWM||Josh Fife||Nissan Altima||S2||16||23:57.8261|
|13||67||Flash Bush Motorsport||Nash Morris||Ford Falcon FG||CH||16||23:59.8017|
|14||5||Anderson Motorsport||Michael Anderson||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||16||24:03.7118|
|15||61||Image Racing||Reef McCarthy||Ford Falcon FG||CH||16||24:05.4535|
|16||75||Linc Scaffolding||Brendan Strong||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||16||24:05.8336|
|17||77||Mr HDT Race Cars||Blake Fardell||Holden Commodore VE||CH||16||24:06.1933|
|18||35||Unit Racing||Jason Gomersall||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||16||24:18.0240|
|19||24||North West Recycling||David Murphy||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||16||24:20.3600|
|20||2||Page Bros Jayco||Steven Page||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||16||24:22.6112|
|21||96||Collins Racing||Gary Collins||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||16||24:40.7251|
|NC||39||Vectra Group||Chris Smerdon||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||6||10:26.4579|
|NC||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||S2||3||26:11.6995|
|NC||6||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1||1:26.3628|
|NC||30||Matt Stone Racing||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1||1:27.1029|
Series points: Super2 Updated