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28 April 2020 | News

Penalties dished out after Monza F3 madness

Eight drivers have copped the wrath of the stewards after a hectic fourth round of the carsales ARG eSport Cup at Monza last Thursday night.

While avoidable contact and dangerous re-entries were the major contributors to the penalties, young TCR Australia driver Michael Clemente was served the biggest points slash, losing 20 series points for excessive and unnecessary donuts towards the end of the first race.

Clemente’s race had already been compromised after an incident with his ‘team-mate’ Jonathan Beikoff in that first race where Beikoff collected Clemente, earning a 10 point penalty. Beikoff received another penalty for contact with Jason Bargwanna, leaving him another 10 points lighter.

Bargwanna’s race went from bad to worse, later colliding with Ricky Capo that set him back five series points.

TCR Australia champion Will Brown and Touring Car Masters driver Cameron Mason were both docked points for dangerous re-entries, causing unnecessary collisions.

In Race 2, winner Niels Langeveld copped a five point penalty for excessive blocking and change of direction on the front straight, while Nathan Morcom received a five point slap for an avoidable incident with TCR Australia rival Aaron Cameron.

The fifth round of the carsales ARG eSport Cup will be held this Thursday, 8pm AEST, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Formula 3 cars will again be the weapon before the Audi RS 3 LMS returns for Round 6.

See below for the updated series points.

1 Harley Haber 239
2 Ash Sutton 216
3 Nathan Herne 213
4 Dylan O’Keeffe 204
5 Jaden Ransley 200
6 Luca Giacomin 164
7 Garth Tander 159
8 Jordan Cox 151
9 Tim Mcreynolds 146
10 Ben McMellan 137
11 James Golding 135
12 Nic Carroll 133
13 Tim Brook 127
14 Jonathan Beikoff 125
15 Aaron Cameron 125
16 Aaron Seton 118
17 Braydan Willmington 113
18 Tom Alexander 108
19 George Miedecke 96
20 Barton Mawer 93
21 Chelsea Angelo 93
22 Niels Langeveld 91
23 Thomas Randle 90
24 Brett Holdsworth 88
25 Ricky Capo 83
26 Tim Macrow 82
27 Michael Clemente 81
28 Ben Bargwanna 81
29 Nathan Morcom 67
30 Trent Harrison 60
31 Jay Hanson 59
32 Cameron Mason 53
33 John Martin 52
34 Jason Gomersall 50
35 Jack Milligan 45
36 Declan Fraser 45
37 Rhys Gould 44
38 Matt Simmons 38
39 Rowan Shepherd 37
40 Jaxon Evans 37
41 Steve Johnson 34
42 Mike Sinclair 32
43 Stan Van Oord 31
44 Peter Herd 29
45 Jeremy Gray 20
46 Lee Partridge 16
47 Jett Johnson 15
48 Sam Stratten 10
49 Will Brown 7
50 Luke King 6
51 Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams 4
52 Tim Dossett 3
53 Adam Garwood 2
54 Aaron Borg 2
55 Jason Bargwanna 1

See below highlights of Round 4 at Monza.

See below Episode 6 of the Parked Up podcast, featuring guests former Australian Rally champion Molly Taylor, Honda Australia PR manager Naomi Rebeschini and TCR Australia driver Leanne Tander.