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Andre Heimgartner stripped of maiden podium finish

Andre Heimgartner has been stripped of his maiden TCR Australia series podium finish in the third and final race of the weekend at Sandown.

The stewards handed the Kelly Racing driver a 15-second penalty for overtaking Tony D’Alberto under flag conditions, caused by the slow-moving Volkswagen of Alexandra Whitley.

The penalty demotes him from third to eighth, instead promoting Wall Racing driver D’Alberto to third place.