On high of one of the crucial dramatic weekends of his life, Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen has now been labelled disrespectful.
In a wild 24 hours, the famous person Kiwi was sensationally stripped of his Race 1 victory on the Newcastle 500 after being disqualified following a protest.
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Triple Eight was discovered responsible of breaching guidelines as a consequence of an incorrect utility of dry ice as a cooling machine.
On Sunday he was on the centre of one other second of excessive drama after he made late contact with rival Chaz Mostert on his technique to claiming victory in Race 2.
Van Gisbergen refused to redress his place late within the race and Mostert sensationally adopted swimsuit by giving van Gisbergen’s Chevrolet Camaro a nudge.
The contact was the most important speaking level to emerge from the race, however a clearly indignant van Gisbergen was in no temper to speak about it.
The Pink Bull Ampol Racing driver gave Fox Sports activities presenter Jess Yates a chilly response instantly after the race when requested in regards to the drama.
He was even icier within the post-race press convention.
As reported by foxsports.com.au, van Gisbergen at one level put his hand up and bluntly refused to reply questions directed to him by Supercars press convention moderator Chad Neylon. He additionally pushed his microphone away when ending considered one of his curt responses.
Neylon: Shane, bouncing again, I think about there was a little bit of disappointment with the staff immediately so did that make immediately’s race win even somewhat bit sweeter?
SVG: So principally simply repeat what I stated on observe (to Yates), due to my staff, our vehicles have been superior however all our speaking was finished on the observe so thanks.
Neylon: Nah mate, it’s a press convention. We’ve bought to ask you questions.
SVG: (Seems to be bemused) All of the speaking was finished on observe immediately, thanks.
Journo: Mate c’mon. Are you critical?
Supercars icon Mark Skaife was scathing of van Gisbergen’s behaviour.
“We’ve been in some fairly tense press conferences over time … however once you’re the champ, you may have an envoy’s position on this sport,” Skaife stated.
“Though you may not wish to make any extra remark, you even have an obligation as a custodian of the game to say what you have to say in regards to the outcome and what’s gone on immediately.
“He gained’t be liking disqualification from yesterday. He’s are available immediately indignant about how it’s, however there’s a obligation of care.
“There’s something about being the champion driver and the ambassador for the game.
“If you happen to’re a media particular person from anyplace on this nation and also you desire a remark about Supercar racing, the primary particular person you ask is Shane van Gisbergen.
“He has an obligation. As one of many highest-paid, absolutely the bloke who has been the benchmark operator. He’s extraordinary, possibly the most effective drivers ever – I name him Jim Richards-like however you do off the observe have an obligation and that’s not proper.
“You’ll be able to have a villain … however what there’s is an actual distinction between being the unhealthy man and villain. You by no means heard an Allan Moffat or Russell Ingall not reply a query in a press convention.
“They won’t have been as appreciated as Peter Brock who was the golden little one of these items, however at any level there’s a obligation.”
Van Gisbergen’s former teammate Garth Tander stated the three-time champion wanted to be higher.
“For me that’s a little bit of respect,” Tander stated.
“Chad Neylon at all times asks truthful and balanced questions.
“You’ve bought to have somewhat little bit of respect for the opposite individuals inside the trade as effectively and the way they’re going about their job.
“It’s his job to ask questions within the press convention.
“To not reply them like that, in all probability want to indicate a bit extra respect. It’s a bit disappointing to listen to that kind of behaviour from Shane.
“He’s higher than that.
“He doesn’t want to try this kind of stuff.”
The class now heads to Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix weekend at Albert Park, starting March 30.