Triple Eight Race Engineering’s appeal in regard to their Race 1 disqualification will be heard in Melbourne the week before the Melbourne Super Sprint.
The team were quick to announce an intention to appeal the decision with Motorsport Australia issuing the following statement this morning in regards to this:
Judicial update: Newcastle 500
Motorsport Australia can confirm it has received Triple Eight Race Engineering’s full appeal submission.
Stewards handed down their decision on Sunday morning of the Newcastle 500, with cars 97 and 88 disqualified from race one for a technical breach.
As was confirmed at the event, Triple Eight Race Engineering lodged a Notice of Appeal and has since provided its submission, requiring the Supercars Court of Appeal to proceed to a hearing of the matter.
A three-person panel has been convened to hear the appeal. The three members are Walter Sofronoff KC, Steve Chopping and Ross Jackson.
The hearing will be held at Motorsport Australia House in Melbourne on Wednesday, 22 March in the evening.
The hearing is closed to the public, with a full decision papers to be published on the Motorsport Australia website when available.
Both Broc Feeney and Shane van Gisbergen had their season-opening one-two sensationally overturned after their team were found to have breached Driver Cooling System regulations during Race 1.
It was announced the morning after the race that both drivers had been excluded from the results following a meeting by Stewards the night before.
Van Gisbergen returned on Sunday and did all his talking on the track, hunting down a quick Chaz Mostert to take race honours.
Velocity News will provide an update of the appeal once a verdict has been reached next week.