THE Triple Eight Race Engineering appeal in relation to the time penalty imposed by the Stewards in the 2016 Bathurst 1000 has been dismissed by the CAMS appointed Supercars National Court of Appeal.
The appeal hearing was heard in Victoria on Tuesday evening relating to the severity of the 15 second post-race time penalty handed down to Car #88 for careless driving after causing contact with Car #33 on lap 150 of the 2016 Bathurst 1000.
The court chairman announced the appeal was dismissed, after debate regarding whether Triple Eight had a right of appeal against a decision made by the Stewards during a race.
The court’s reasoning for the decision will be released in writing within 14 days of the conclusion of tonight’s Appeal Hearing.
“Supercars welcomes the decision by the CAMS appointed National Court of Appeal in relation to Triple Eight’s appeal of a steward’s decision at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000,” Supercars Chief Executive James Warburton said.
A statement from Triple Eight Race Engineering issued after the hearing said they respected the authority of the court.
“[We] wish to thank all those who have supported us during this process, particularly our fans, our Team Partners and the respected industry members in the Sport who independently voiced their opinions that Jamie raced hard and fair and nothing more.
"With just three events remaining this year, the Team is focused on delivering our partners and fans the best possible results for a strong finish to the 2016 season."