Cox cops penalty over D’Alberto contact
Sunday 11th June, 2023 - 9:30am
Jordan Cox has been hit with a five-second penalty over his contact with Tony D’Alberto in Race 1 of Supercheap Auto TCR Australia at Winton.
The Garry Rogers Motorsport driver almost turned around the #1 Honda Civic Type R when he forced his way past for fifth position at Turn 3 on Lap 1.
Such were the margins at the line, the five-second penalty for a driving infringement had the effect of reversing their positions for the final classification.
It also means they swap sides on the third row of the grid when Race 2 takes place this afternoon with a reverse top 10 for the start.
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Cox will also lose ground in the title race, but retain fourth position in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series standings.
— Shannons SpeedSeries (@SpeedSeriesAU) June 10, 2023
In other judicial matters, fellow GRM driver Aaron Cameron had his fastest lap invalidated.
The #18 Peugeot 308 had been clocked on a 1:22.0706s on its ninth lap, which broke the old lap record by more than two seconds on a day when no one else was faster than a 1:25.6899s in racing conditions.
That had already raised eyebrows, but so too would a 0:24.6559s second sector around Winton Motor Raceway which was almost six seconds faster than his next-quickest second sector (30.6136s).
Race 2 starts at 12:30 local time/AEST, with the Stan Sport live stream underway at 09:30 AEST.
That stream can be seen for free by international viewers on Speedcafe.
Results: Race 1 Updated
|1||15||Michael Clemente Motorsport||Michael Clemente||Cupra Leon Comp||18||26:02.2805|
|2||130||HMO Customer Racing||Bailey Sweeny||Hyundai i30N TCR||18||26:03.4686|
|3||110||Team Soutar Motorsport||Zac Soutar||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||18||26:10.7133|
|4||30||HMO Customer Racing||Josh Buchan||Hyundai i30N Sedan||18||26:17.3497|
|5||1||Honda Wall Racing||Tony D’Alberto||Honda Civic FK7 TCR||18||26:20.2901|
|6||33||Schaeffler GRM||Jordan Cox||Peugeot 308 TCR||18||26:23.0188|
|7||71||Burson Auto Parts Racing||Ben Bargwanna||Peugeot 308 TCR||18||26:25.1512|
|8||14||Purple Sector||Lachlan Mineeff||Audi RS3 LMS SEQ||18||26:26.0326|
|9||4||Shannons Ins /Penrite Oil||Clay Richards||Audi RS3 LMS SEQ||18||26:32.2781|
|10||115||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Tom Oliphant||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||18||26:33.1118|
|11||22||Challenge Motorsport||Iain McDougall||Audi RS3 LMS SEQ||18||26:34.4464|
|12||41||Valvoline Racing GRM||Kody Garland||Peugeot 308 TCR||18||26:35.0419|
|13||74||Exclusive Switchboards||Brad Harris||Honda Civic FK7 TCR||18||26:57.5797|
|14||18||Team Valvoline GRM||Aaron Cameron||Peugeot 308 TCR||17||27:22.4715|
Series points Updated