Oran Park: WPS team owner critical of officials

Gore Critical of Race Officials -- Will Install Turbo Next Start WPS Racing team owner Craig Gore delivered a broadside to race officials after team driver David Besnard was sensationally punted to the rear end of the field for the second of the...

Gore Critical of Race Officials -- Will Install Turbo Next Start

WPS Racing team owner Craig Gore delivered a broadside to race officials after team driver David Besnard was sensationally punted to the rear end of the field for the second of the two-race V8 Supercar Championship Series event at Oran Park today.

Gore accused officials of incompetence and gross inconsistency in imposing a 25-second penalty on Besnard following the first race.

It resulted in Besnard being relegated from 15th to 26th on the grid for race two.

"They are incompetent as there is no consistency to any of the decisions they make," said Gore.

"I have made a lot of comments about the administration of this sport and this again shows that race car people should not administer themselves.

"If I was to look at a book that gives prescribed penalties for race incidents I would be looking at a blank piece of paper.

"Unless you are a contender in the championship the penalties appear to be excessively harsh.

"You can have an illegal set up yet you get a slap on the wrists and are allowed to keep your points.

"For Sandown I'm installing twin turbos, nitrous, traction control with a new chassis and spring set up in a Toyota painted to look like a Ford. When I win the race I'm going to thank everyone for their support and pay a $5000 fine and keep my points."

Gore said the failure of race officials to properly hear his case before the start of the second race effectively ended his team's chances of a good result.

"It was at the race track before the race started that this matter needed to be fully considered," said Gore.

"Amazingly, they weren't prepared to deal with our appeal at the race track.

"We had to cop the penalty and then pay a $10,000 fee for them to hear our appeal on Thursday.

"It's a joke."

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Series Supercars
Drivers David Besnard