Sunday, Oct 20 02:05pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

DJR Team Penske handed $250,000 fine for Bathurst 1000 breach

DJR Team Penske has been handed a $250,000 fine for a breach of the FIA International Sporting Code Appendix B at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

In total, $100,000 of the fine is suspended until 31 December 2021 on condition that the Competitor commits no further breach of Appendix B of the ISC and no breach of any of Rules B6.5.4,(Conduct Prejudicial) or D24 (Team Orders) of the Supercars Operations Manual before that date.

As previously confirmed, the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has demoted Fabian Coulthard and Tony D’Alberto to 21st in the final finishing order.


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DJR Team Penske has also been stripped of 300 points in the Teams’ Championship, equivalent to those gained by Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat who won the race.

“The penalty issued today regarding the breach of the ‘FIA International Sporting Code Appendix B’ reflects the serious nature of the incident that took place at the Supercheap Bathurst 1000,” Eugene Arocca, CAMS CEO said.

“The integrity of our sport is paramount and we will not tolerate any team or driver found to be breaking these rules. Today’s significant penalty highlights that these breaches are not taken lightly and that there are severe consequences for anyone found guilty of such charges.

“It is also important to note that the money received from the fine will go directly into the Supercars’ Fines Fund, which is used exclusively for safety research and programs, as well safety related infrastructure, such as the development of in-car warning systems or the Hawkeye system, which has been successfully implemented in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship recently.

“I would also like to acknowledge DJR Team Penske’s co-operation with all requests from our stewards throughout this process.”


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