A post-race driver confrontation has cost James Moffat a $5000 fine following race three of the MSS Security Challenge at the Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
Moffat was upset by an on-track incident with Scott Pye during yesterday’s third race of the weekend, ending in a confrontation in the Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Garage. Following an animated discussion Moffatt shoved Pye and then left the garage when he was also confronted by a LDM team member.
While V8 Supercars openly encourages drivers to show their emotion and passion, the rules clearly state that actual physical contact is not allowed.
The rules state: “A person must not intentionally make physical contact, which includes any type of assault with another person, except in self-defence.”
Moffat was surprised by the decision and preferred not to comment, only saying that the contact was mild and not worthy of a discussion.
Of the $5000 fine $2000 was suspended until the end of the year.