James Moffat penalised for physical contact with Scott Pye

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James Moffat received a monetary fine plus a suspension for the rest of the 2013 season.

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.

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