Yeah, he's usually very good.Mark Skaife, since I had to go into the HRT garage and get him to sign a mates shirt the other day, I've gained alittle more respect for him (used to hate him), but glad it was him and not Prick Kelly who won.
SourceJamie Whincup loses points from third race at Eastern Creek
Release Date: 12/06/2007
Team Vodafone?s Jamie Whincup has been excluded from the third race of round five of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Eastern Creek in Sydney after it was found he was racing with the incorrect brake rotors.
The stewards of the meeting found:
An alleged breach of Rule C10.1.8, Triple Eight Race Engineering Pty Ltd Car #88, failing to have Alcon Brakes. Breach was admitted. Matter was referred to Stewards.
At the Stewards Hearing commencing at 1830hrs for an alleged breach of Rule C10.1.8 (failing to have correct rear brake rotors fitted to Car #88 in Race 3) Triple Eight Race Engineering Pty Ltd admitted the breach of Rules. After hearing submissions on penalty the Stewards imposed the penalty of Exclusion from Race 3 on Car #88.
It means Whincup lost his third place for the event to the Toll HSV Dealer Team?s Rick Kelly. He was also outright third in the Championship but now sits on equal third with Holden Racing Team?s Todd Kelly.
SourceStatement from Triple Eight Race Engineering
Release Date: 12/06/2007
As a result of a post race Stewards enquiry Triple Eight Race Engineering has accepted the Stewards findings of a breech of technical specifications concerning the rear brake discs of car # 88 in the final V8 Supercar race at Eastern Creek Raceway today.
Triple Eight accepts responsibility for the disqualification of Jamie Whincup?s result from Race 3, a consequence of mistakenly using 2006 specification discs.
The error occurred due to the Team including a number of 2006 specification discs sets in the truck spares for Eastern Creek which were to be used on the spare car for the Team?s ride days planned for Tuesday and Wednesday this week. It is normal practice to use up redundant stocks of parts on the ride car in this way. Alcon, the suppliers of the control discs for the Category in 2007, were happy to confirm to the Stewards that there was no performance advantage to be gained from using the older, heavier, 2006 specification discs.
A simple mistake was made and, whilst there was no performance gain or advantage in running the old spec discs, Triple Eight Race Engineering acknowledge there was a breach of the technical rules and accepts the penalty imposed.
Whincup?s revised meeting points put him in back to fifth place and his new Championship total sees him tied on 205-points with Holden driver Todd Kelly.