Aaron Cameron loses podium after raft of post-race penalties
Volkswagen Golf driver Aaron Cameron has lost his third place finish after a post-race investigation by CAMS at The Bend Motorsport Park today.
Cameron, who was third in the series standings after an outstanding drive to third place, was judged to have passed Alex Rullo’s Holden Astra under Safety Car conditions in the opening laps of today’s first race.
Cameron was handed a 28 second penalty, classifying him in 12th place.
This has promoted John Martin’s Honda Civic Type R to third place.
Martin’s Honda team-mate Tony D’Alberto has also copped a post-race penalty for contact with Jimmy Vernon. D’Alberto was served a 10 second addition for the incident. He has now been classified in 13th.
During the race, Leanne Tander was handed a 5 second penalty for starting over her grid box, while Jordan Cox was served a 10 second penalty for contact with James Moffat on the first lap.
Tomorrow will feature two more TCR Australia Series races, with Race 2 kicking off at 12:45pm Adelaide time, and the third race at 1:50pm.
You can catch the races live, free and in HD on SBS, or watch the live stream on TCR Australia’s website.
UPDATED RESULTS, RACE 1
|1||4||Garth Tander (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||12||27:52.7479|
|2||30||William Brown (Qld)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||12||27:53.7487|
|3||24||John Martin (NSW)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||12||28:00.1778|
|4||11||Nathan Morcom (NSW)||HMO Customer Racing||Hyundai i30N||12||28:01.5733|
|5||33||Chris Pither (NZ)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS||12||28:02.2104|
|6||38||Jordan Cox (NSW)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||12||28:02.9404|
|7||34||James Moffat (Vic)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Renault Megane RS||12||28:15.6097|
|8||62||Alex Rullo (WA)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||12||28:17.2174|
|9||100||Russell Ingall (Qld)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||12||28:20.7896|
|10||35||Alexandra Whitley (Qld)||Alliance Autosport||Volkswagon Golf GTI||12||28:21.6509|
|11||3||Leanne Tander (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Audi RS 3||12||28:21.9942|
|12||2||Aaron Cameron (Vic)||Melbourne Performance Centre||Volkswagen Golf GTI||12||28:22.1324|
|13||50||Tony D’Alberto (Vic)||Wall Racing||Honda Civic Type R||12||28:23.8285|
|14||7||Jimmy Vernon (NSW)||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||12||28:24.5659|
|15||6||Molly Taylor (NSW)||Kelly Racing||Subaru WRX STi||12||29:13.1600|
|DNF||8||Jason Bright (Vic)||Taskforce / Alliance Autosport||Volkswagon Golf GTI||11||26:40.3498|
|DNF||9||Dylan O’Keeffe (Vic)||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||9||22:21.0849|
|DNF||777||Andre Heimgartner (NZ)||Kelly Racing||Subaru WRX STi||8||20:05.6327|
|DNF||37||Chelsea Angelo (Vic)||Kelly Racing||Holden Astra||5||14:41.5306|