Gold Coaster Jamie Whincup’s Holden team is set to launch a protest, after a penalty cost him victory in the Bathurst 1000.
Red Bull Racing’s Whincup finished in 11th place, after a time penalty cost him his fifth win, despite crossing the line first at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama.
As a result, fellow Gold Coaster Will Davison took the Peter Brock Trophy for the second time.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Things started to go downhill for Whincup when he tried to takeover Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin for second place on lap 150.
Whincup’s made contact and forced the Volvo driver off the track and back on to crash with Holden’s Garth Tander, while Whincup took the lead.
This resulted in a 15-second penalty for the six-time Supercars series winner, ensuring he not only missed the podium, but was dropped from the top 10.
Phil Brock awarded the trophy that honoured the 10th anniversary of his brother, Bathurst 1000 champion, Peter Brock.
Whincup’s protest hearing is expected to be heard in the coming days in Melbourne.