Mouzouris pinged for Super2 clash with Hill

Angelo Mouzouris hit Cameron Hill at the second corner. Picture: Fox Sports

Angelo Mouzouris has been hit with a 15-point penalty for his opening-lap incident with Cameron Hill in Race 2 of the Dunlop Super2 Series at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Hill was challenging Triple Eight Race Engineering team-mate Declan Fraser for the lead at the first braking zone, Bond Bend, when Mouzouris ran deep and hit the #111 VF Commodore.

Both drove back to the pits and while Hill was able to press on and ultimately finished 12th outright and 10th in the Super2 class, there was too much damage to the #6 Altima for Mouzouris to continue.

The MW Motorsport driver remains in 16th position in the series but now on just 51 points, having finished 13th in the Super2 class from the very back of the grid in Race 1.

“After the Race and following an admission of a breach of the Code of Driving Conduct, Careless Driving, by Car 6, Angelo Mouzouris, (for the Incident involving Car 111, Cameron Hill, at Turn 2 on Lap 1), the Stewards imposed a penalty of the loss of 15 Driver’s Series Points on Angelo Mouzouris,” read the stewards report.

Hill had originally taken the Race 1 chequered flag in 13th outright, but advanced a position due to a penalty for Eggleston Motorsport’s Matt McLean for his part in the crash which caused the final Safety Car period.

McLean was found to have also committed an act of careless driving when he made contact which saw Ryal Harris (Matt Stone Racing) leave the road at Turn 4, before sliding from the wet grass and into the side of Nash Morris (Flash Bush Motorsport) at Turn 05.

“The Stewards imposed a post-race PLP on Car 54, Matt McLean, for a Driving Infringement (Code of Driving Conduct, Careless Driving – for the Incident involving contact with Car 58, Ryal Harris, which then caused Car 58 to collide with Car67, Nash Morris, at Turn 5),” read the stewards report.

The sanction, converted to a 33-second time penalty, relegated McLean to last of those on the lead lap and leaves him in 13th in the standings.

Stewards investigated an incident between eventual race winner Zak Best (Tickford Racing) and Fraser but decided no driver was wholly or predominately to blame.

Presumably, that was when Best made the pass for the lead when he got a better run between Turns 05 and 6 early in the race.

An incident between Jay Hanson (Image Racing) and McLean which caused the latter to lose multiple positions was judged likewise, as was the three-car crash on the starting grid involving Super3 drivers James Masterton, Tony Auddino, and Paul Boschert.

No action was taken over the tangle between Zane Morse (Brema Group) and Cameron Crick (Eggleston) which caused the second Safety Car.

Crick ended up in the wall on the exit of Turn 8, but was deemed predominately to blame.

Results: Race 2 Updated

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Cls Laps Race time
1 78 Best Leisure Industries Zak Best Ford Falcon FG/X S2 13 30:47.3247
2 10 Grove Racing Matthew Payne Nissan Altima S2 13 30:48.4023
3 777 Triple Eight Race Engineering Declan Fraser Holden Commodore VF S2 13 30:49.0916
4 3 MWM Thomas Maxwell Nissan Altima S2 13 30:50.2029
5 27 Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM Tyler Everingham Nissan Altima S2 13 30:51.2013
6 999 Erebus Academy / Image Racing Jaylyn Robotham Holden Commodore VF S2 13 30:51.8542
7 30 Sherrin Rentals Aaron Seton Holden Commodore VF S2 13 30:52.4787
8 18 Cavalier Homes Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG/X S2 13 30:53.0608
9 49 Image Racing Jay Hanson Holden Commodore VF S2 13 30:53.9032
10 26 Eggleston Motorsport Kai Allen Holden Commodore VE CH 13 30:55.0837
11 5 Anderson Motorsport Brad Vaughan Ford Falcon FG CH 13 30:55.3086
12 111 Triple Eight Race Engineering Cameron Hill Holden Commodore VF S2 13 30:56.4342
13 23 RHM / Nulon Ray Hislop Ford Falcon BA SC3 13 30:57.5626
14 77 Mr HDT Race Cars Blake Fardell Holden Commodore VE2 CH 13 30:58.0496
15 11 Brema Group Racing Zane Morse Holden Commodore VF S2 13 30:58.4939
16 8 Steeline Racing Elly Morrow Holden Commodore VF S2 13 31:00.5187
17 7 Mocomm Motorsport Comms Jim Pollicina Holden Commodore VE SC3 13 31:00.8684
18 76 Valmont Coatings Garry Hills Holden Commodore VE2 SC3 13 31:04.3943
19 39 Vectra Corp Chris Smerdon Ford Falcon FG SC3 13 31:05.6398
20 46 Turbo Brisbane Jarred Danaher Ford Falcon FG SC3 13 31:06.3463
21 35 Unit Racing Jason Gomersall Ford Falcon FG SC3 13 31:08.2847
22 2 Page Bros Jayco Steven Page Holden Commodore VE2 SC3 13 31:09.6187
23 68 Turbo Brisbane Shane Beikoff Ford Falcon AU HC 13 31:10.5488
24 54 Eggleston Motorsport Matthew McLean Holden Commodore VF S2 13 31:27.5808
25 38 Eggleston Motorsport Cameron Crick Holden Commodore VF S2 10 31:12.9929
NC 58 EFS 4×4 Accessories Ryal Harris Holden Commodore VF S2 11 26:05.4836
NC 67 Flash Bush Motorsports Nash Morris Ford Falcon FG/X S2 11 26:05.7762
NC 6 MWM Angelo Mouzouris Nissan Altima S2 2 7:08.0561
NC 4 Crusher Parts International Tony Auddino Ford Falcon BF SC3    
NC 219 Masterton Motorsport James Masterton Holden Commodore VE SC3    
NC 25 Weldcraft Motorsport Paul Boschert Holden Commodore VE SC3    

Classes: S2 Super2, CH Super3 Championship, SC3 Super3 Cup, HC Super3 Heritage Class

Series points: Super2 Updated

Pos Driver Pts
1 Zak Best 288
2 Matthew Payne 258
3 Jaylyn Robotham 252
4 Thomas Maxwell 249
5 Declan Fraser 231
6 Aaron Seton 207
7 Cameron Hill 174
8 Tyler Everingham 171
9 Matthew Chahda 168
10 Zane Morse 162
11 Jay Hanson 147
12 Cameron Crick 147
13 Matthew McLean 135
14 Elly Morrow 126
15 Ryal Harris 72
16 Angelo Mouzouris 51
17 Nash Morris 0

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