Oliphant loses TCR Race 1 finish after shortcut drama
Sunday 14th May, 2023 - 9:54am
Tom Oliphant has been declared a DNF in Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series Race 1 at Phillip Island after an apparent shortcut.
Oliphant was originally classified 10th and hence would have started from first position in this morning’s Race 2 but is now a DNF on the Provisional Results.
The Briton had stopped at the paddock gate beyond the Miller Corner (Turn 4) run-off area with a problem for his new Lynk & Co 03.
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He would later reappear in the pits, where the Ashley Seward Motorsport crew went to work, before dispatching him again.
Oliphant went on to take the chequered flag two laps down in 10th, where the grid inversion for the second race of the weekend ordinarily kicks in.
The change to the results leaves just nine drivers classified as finishers, meaning it may well be Bradley Harris who sits first on the grid for the start of Race 2.
Hyundai driver Josh Buchan led all 16 laps in Race 1.
Results: Race 1 Updated
|1||30||HMO Customer Racing||Josh Buchan||Hyundai i30N Sedan||16||26:34.5763|
|2||14||Forza Brakes Motorsport||Lachlan Mineeff||Audi RS3 LMS SEQ||16||26:36.7375|
|3||18||Team Valvoline GRM||Aaron Cameron||Peugeot 308 TCR||16||26:39.2095|
|4||130||HMO Customer Racing||Bailey Sweeny||Hyundai i30N TCR||16||26:39.8699|
|5||71||Burson Auto Parts Racing||Ben Bargwanna||Peugeot 308 TCR||16||26:41.8748|
|6||15||Michael Clemente Motorsport||Michael Clemente||Cupra Leon TCR||16||26:47.1559|
|7||41||Valvoline Racing GRM||Kody Garland||Peugeot 308 TCR||16||26:48.8703|
|8||33||Schaeffler GRM||Jordan Cox||Peugeot 308 TCR||16||26:49.3472|
|9||74||Exclusive Switchboards||Brad Harris||Honda Civic FK7 TCR||15||27:51.8995|
|DNF||1||Honda Wall Racing||Tony D’Alberto||Honda Civic FK7 TCR||14||23:18.6859|
|DNF||115||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Tom Oliphant||LYNK & CO||10||16:48.1811|
|DNF||110||Team Soutar Motorsport||Zac Soutar||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||7||11:41.2299|
|DNF||9||MPC Team LIQUI MOLY||William Brown||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||1||1:49.7123|
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