Jamie Whincup’s Holden team has launched an appeal to a decision that relegated the four-time Bathurst winner to eleventh place.
Rival Holden driver, Will Davison won the race despite not leading at any point.
Anisha Mistry reports.
The controversial penalty was handed down following an incident with only 11 laps left in the race.
Whincup attempted to snatch second place from Volvo’s, Scott McLaughlin.
But the move resulted in a spectacular crash between McLaughlin and Garth Tander.
Commentary: “Oh no! They’re all gone… they’re all gone!”
Garth Tander, Holden Driver: “Jamie was being pretty desperate. Whincup’s the one that started it all so they probably should look at that.”
Although Whincup took the chequered flag, the 125 second penalty he received shunted him down ten places.
Jamie Whincup, Holden Driver: “I don’t know what to say, I just went out there and raced hard. I feel sorry for the result.”
The appeal is expected to be heard in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Anisha Mistry, QUT News.