V8 Supercar Appeal Court increases penalties

V8 Supercar Appeal Court Increases Penalties For Team Dynamik's Testing Rule Breaches The V8 Supercar National Court of Appeal has increased the monetary penalties applied to Team Dynamik for testing rule breaches and also handed down...

V8 Supercar Appeal Court Increases Penalties For Team Dynamik's Testing Rule Breaches

The V8 Supercar National Court of Appeal has increased the monetary penalties applied to Team Dynamik for testing rule breaches and also handed down additional 'on track' penalties to be applied at the final round of the 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series at Eastern Creek and at the first round of the Championship in 2005.

The Appeal Court found that Team Dynamik's breach of testing rules was intentional and therefore, increased the penalty in relation to unauthorised testing (Rule D1) from USD$50,000 (approximately AUD$72,000) to AUD$100,000. The other penalties imposed by the Stewards, totalling AUD$32,000, remain unchanged.

In addition to the monetary penalties, the Court further penalised Team Dynamik by requiring both cars to start one lap behind the field in the last round of the 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series at Eastern Creek and in the first round of the 2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series. The penalty applies to all races at these rounds, with the two cars to be released from pit exit after the last car on the track has completed the first lap, except in an unusual situation, in which case the cars will be released at the discretion of the Race Director.

Team Dynamik's appeal fee is forfeited, while TEGA's appeal fee will be returned. In addition, costs of TEGA/AVESCO and CAMS have been awarded against Team Dynamik. Once relevant costs have been established, the Court will make the appropriate order.

The breaches took place at a remote airstrip in South Australia on Friday 20 August and Saturday 21 August 2004.

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