Triple Eight’s attraction to have Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney’s Race 1 disqualifications was thrown out at a Motorsport Australia judicial listening to on Wednesday night time.
Chaz Mostert will retain the Supercars championship lead after a three-person panel convened in Melbourne and dominated to uphold the choice to disqualify the 2 Purple Bull drivers from the opening race of the season in Newcastle earlier this month.
Van Gisbergen and Feeney claimed a historic one-two end for Triple Eight within the debut race of the Gen3 Supercars period, solely to have their podiums scrubbed out the next day.
Rivals Tickford Racing and Walkinshaw Andretti United submitted protests to race stewards arguing Triple Eight had made a technical breach in relation to the cooling system in each Purple Bull automobiles.
Motorsport Australia discovered Triple Eight responsible of a technical breach and disqualified each drivers.
Triple Eight then filed an official attraction to have the decision overturned, which led to Motorsport Australia convening the three-person panel to listen to the workforce’s arguments in Melbourne on Wednesday night time.
Information Corp understands Triple Eight director Jamie Whincup, co-owner Jessica Dane and workforce supervisor Mark Dutton attended the listening to.
Nonetheless the panel dominated to dismiss Triple Eight’s attraction and van Gisbergen and Feeney will stay disqualified from Race 1 on the Newcastle 500.
It means Cam Waters will maintain his historic Race 1 victory, with Mostert and Brodie Kostecki rounding out the rostrum.
Mostert holds a 45-point lead over Kostecki, with Waters an additional 12 factors behind.
Supercars heads to Albert Park subsequent weekend for the Melbourne SuperSprint.
Motorsport Australia confirmed in an announcement that the disqualifications will stand.
“Motorsport Australia can verify Triple Eight Race Engineering’s attraction has been heard and dismissed and automobiles 97 (van Gisbergen) and 88 (Feeney) are disqualified from race one of many Newcastle 500.
“Tonight’s listening to was held in Melbourne at Motorsport Australia Home in Canterbury, starting at 6pm and concluding at 9.30pm.
“A 3-person panel was convened to listen to the attraction. The three members are Walter Sofronoff KC, Steve Chopping and Ross Jackson.
“A full and substantiative determination paper shall be printed by shut of enterprise on Friday and posted on the Motorsport Australia web site in full.”
Initially printed as Supercars information 2023: Shane van Gisbergen, Broc Feeney’s Newcastle 500 disqualification stands after Triple Eight attraction rejected