toggle menu
Live: mix94.5 Perth
 
Listen live

Shane Van Gisbergen Stripped Of Race Win At Newcastle 500

JUST IN

Shane Van Gisbergen Stripped Of Race Win At Newcastle 500 AAP

Shane Van Gisbergen has been stripped of his race win at Saturday's Newcastle 500. 

SVG has been hit with a 25-second time penalty following an investigation into an alleged refuelling breach at his third pitstop.

As per the Supercars official statement;

"The fuel hose remained connected when the car was being dropped to the ground, which contravenes regulations."

As a result of the penalty, the Kiwi dropped first to fifth handing Scott McLaughlin the win.

McLaughlin now holds a 53 point lead over SVG with just one, 150-point race remaining.

McLaughlin now needs only to finish sixth to claim his maiden Supercars title should SVG win the second race. 

;