Ambrose reinstated as points leader

Reigning champion Marcos Ambrose has been reinstated as the leader of the V8 Supercar Championship Series after an appeal lodged by his Stone Brothers Racing team was upheld by the V8 Supercar Court of Appeal in Melbourne. Ambrose had been...

Reigning champion Marcos Ambrose has been reinstated as the leader of the V8 Supercar Championship Series after an appeal lodged by his Stone Brothers Racing team was upheld by the V8 Supercar Court of Appeal in Melbourne.

Ambrose had been docked 192 championship points and his team fined $10,000 for a technical breach following Sunday's Queensland 300 at Queensland Raceway.

The breach related to an additional wire and a connector that was attached to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in his Pirtek Falcon. It was discovered by scrutineers and reported to stewards following his win.

The V8 Supercar Court of Appeal, however, reduced the penalty to $5000 and reinstated Ambrose's championship points in full. They also agreed to return the appeal fee.

Ford driver Ambrose (1064) now regains his lead on the championship ladder ahead of Holden trio Steven Richards (1006), Jason Bright (951) and Rick Kelly (930).

The V8 Supercar Court of Appeal was chaired by Adelaide Magistrate Richard Hardy. It consisted of Procar Technical Director Aaron Kelly and CAMS steward Robert Fraser.

-avesco-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Marcos Ambrose , Jason Bright , Rick Kelly , Steven Richards