V8 Supercar Court of Appeal Determination

The V8 Supercar National Court of Appeal has tonight upheld an appeal lodged by Walkinshaw Performance. The appeal was lodged against the decision of the Stewards of the Meeting at Symmons Plains Raceway on 29 May 2009 to not hear a ...

The V8 Supercar National Court of Appeal has tonight upheld an appeal lodged by Walkinshaw Performance.

The appeal was lodged against the decision of the Stewards of the Meeting at Symmons Plains Raceway on 29 May 2009 to not hear a protest regarding the legality of the TeamVodafone splitter mount and the decisions and conduct of the V8 Supercar Category Technical Director (CTD).

The determination of the Court calls for the protest lodged by Walkinshaw Performance to be referred back to the CAMS Stewards for the matter to be heard.

The determinations of the Court are:

1. That the Appeal be allowed;

2. The time limit for lodging of the Protest by Walkinshaw Performance, dated 22 May 2009, be extended to 22 May 2009;

3. Direct that CAMS reconvene, for the purpose of Hearing the Protest by Walkinshaw Performance alone, the Stewards of the Meeting held on the 1-3 May 2009 at Winton Motor Raceway, or appoint other Stewards as may be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Rule A10.1.3.14;

4. That the Appeal Fee be refunded to the Appellant;

5. Direct that the Protest Fee be reinstated;

6. Direct that CAMS give notice of this decision to Triple Eight Race Engineering Pty Ltd and inform that person that they have a right to be heard at the Hearing;

7. Direct that the Stewards conduct the Hearing promptly;

8. Liberty to the parties and Triple Eight Race Engineering Pty Ltd to apply for further orders if necessary.

The V8 Supercar National Court of Appeal will give its full decision regarding this matter in writing within 14 days.

The panel that presided over the hearing included Walter Sofronoff QC (Chairman), Barry Pilgrim (Deputy Chairman), and Graham Gibson QC.

-credit: cams

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