Supercars to probe Ford driver Coulthard’s efforts to gradual the sector


On the time, Coulthard appeared to have ensured a two-horse race between Whincup and McLaughlin for the title after his go-slow strategy in the course of the yellow flag ensured an enormous hole between a hard-charging Shane van Gisbergen and the main duo.

Fabian Coulthard in his Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford at Bathurst.

Fabian Coulthard in his Shell V-Energy Racing Staff Ford at Bathurst.Credit score:AAP

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Coulthard’s snail’s tempo additionally ensured he averted double stacking, or ready behind his teammate McLaughlin within the pits.

McLaughlin went on to carry out a quick ending van Gisbergen by zero.68 seconds to say the Bathurst crown.

Supercars legend Larry Perkins branded Coulthard’s actions as “disgraceful” on Sunday evening.

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Coulthard might face additional sanctions after stewards re-opened the probe however his crew, DJR Staff Penske, dismissed the incident on Sunday evening.

Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin.

Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin.Credit score:AAP

“Look I’m not certain if that made the distinction to who gained the race,” stated American motorsport nice Roger Penske, the bulk proprietor of Coulthard’s crew DJR Staff Penske.

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“We will have a look at it and discuss it however it’s secondary as far I’m involved when you concentrate on it.

“Everybody had an opportunity, and the 2 high duelled it out ultimately and the result was what we needed.”

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Coulthard’s crew boss Ryan Story insisted there was an issue with overheating within the automotive on the time of the controversy.

Coulthard stated he took it gradual as a result of he was unaware of the situation of the incident which had prompted the protection automotive.

Van Gisbergen clearly wasn’t blissful concerning the incident.

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“We received held up within the security automotive by somebody, it made it robust (to win),” stated the Holden star, who’s but to win a Bathurst 1000.

“(However) that automotive (Coulthard) has been the sacrificial lamb all 12 months (for DJR Staff Penske).”

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