Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney have been disqualified from Race 1 of the Supercars Championship.
The protest lodged on Saturday night time by Tickford Racing and Walkingshaw Andretti United has been upheld by the race stewards.
Triple Eight now has 60 minutes to lodge an intent to enchantment, which the workforce is anticipated to do.
If the workforce does notify intent to enchantment, it can then have 72 hours to formally lodge an enchantment.
For now, Cam Waters has been elevated into the race chief forward of Chaz Mostert, with Brodie Kostecki transferring onto the rostrum.
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FANS FEAR SUPERCARS TITLE RACE OVER AFTER ONE RACE
Followers are already abandoning hope of a real title challenger to Shane van Gisbergen and Triple Eight after the back-to-back Supercars champion romped dwelling in file time at Newcastle on Saturday.
Social media was flooded with fears of one other SVG procession after van Gisbergen led teammate Broc Feeney to the checkered flag within the season opener, with Tickford’s Cam Waters conceding the Crimson Bulls have been merely “too good”.
Late final season van Gisbergen put the world on discover by declaring he would wait to re-sign with Triple Eight till after he had sampled the Gen3 supercars.
Vocal in his want to be correctly challenged after a traditionally dominant 2022 marketing campaign, the Kiwi celebrity mentioned it was too early to know whether or not that problem would come this 12 months.
“It’s by no means simple – I don’t actually know the reply to that but,” he mentioned.
Requested if he was having fun with himself within the new automotive, van Gisbergen pleaded the fifth: “I’ll go on that one”.
His silence on the Gen3 subject is about the one headache for Triple Eight in the intervening time.
The reigning champion workforce bought its technique completely proper and van Gisbergen placed on a clinic in tyre nursing and race tempo.
That regardless of the three-time Supercars champion conceding he nonetheless didn’t really feel absolutely comfy behind the wheel of his Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro.
“All I can take into consideration is understeer and oversteer at this time and attempting to get higher for tomorrow,” he mentioned.
“I don’t need to mirror but as a result of tomorrow might be fully totally different. I’ve to make my automotive higher for tomorrow.”
One other 95 laps and 250km will greet drivers on Sunday – however with a excessive likelihood of rain, the race plan may look drastically totally different to the one which Triple Eight rode to success within the season opener.
“We’ve had zero (time) with the brand new moist (tyres) this 12 months so it’s going to be a problem for positive,” van Gisbergen mentioned.
Waters refused to entertain the opportunity of one other dominant Crimson Bull season after the opening race, promising a stronger Mustang for Sunday.
“I don’t suppose the automotive was in its finest window simply because we’ve been chasing it a lot,” he mentioned.
“It was nice at this time to get it a bit nicer for positive, however we have to put our heads collectively in a single day and therapeutic massage it a bit extra.”
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