Paul Dumbrell fined, loses points from Clipsal

Dumbrell fined $10,000 and Docked 75 V8 Supercar Championship Points Holden driver Paul Dumbrell has been fined $10,000 and docked 75 championship points for careless driving that resulted in a four car pileup during yesterday's V8 Supercar ...

Dumbrell fined $10,000 and Docked 75 V8 Supercar Championship Points

Holden driver Paul Dumbrell has been fined $10,000 and docked 75 championship points for careless driving that resulted in a four car pileup during yesterday's V8 Supercar Championship Series opener in Adelaide.

Dumbrell was deemed by race stewards as the cause of the accident that caused significant damage to the V8 Supercars of Brad Jones, Mark Winterbottom, Cameron McConville and Steven Johnson. While Dumbrell continued and finished the race in 11th place, all four other cars involved in the incident failed to finish.

Richards managed to limp back to his garage but Jones, Winterbottom and McConville's cars needed to be removed from the track.

Stewards heard evidence from Dumbrell and McConville. They also viewed in-car footage from the cars of Dumbrell, Winterbottom, Johnson and McConville.

Dumbrell had finished the two-race Clipsal 500 event in seventh place. By docking 75 championship point he moves back to equal 19th with Warren Luff.

Castrol Perkins Motorsport have appealed the decision. The appeal is likely to take place in the V8 Supercar Court of Appeal on Thursday night at CAMS headquarters in Victoria.

Reigning champion Marcos Ambrose won the event which attracted a record crowd of 237,000 over the four days of racing.

Again Ambrose was the lone Ford among a brace of Holdens, Steven Richards and Jason Bright joining him on the podium with John Bowe the next Falcon way down in ninth spot.

The HRT team had another troubled day with Mark Skaife limping over the line with a damaged Commodore and Todd Kelly fighting hard to 10th in the final race after he failed to finish.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Steven Johnson , Marcos Ambrose , Jason Bright , Cameron McConville , Brad Jones , Mark Skaife , John Bowe , Todd Kelly , Paul Dumbrell , Steven Richards