Shane Van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney stripped of Newcastle 1-2

Triple Eight Race Engineering duo Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney have been disqualified from their 1-2 in the Supercars Championship season opener in Newcastle, handing victory to Cameron Waters.

Tickford Racing and Walkinshaw Andretti United filed a protest after the race and the penalty was confirmed by the stewards early Sunday morning local time.

Triple Eight Race Engineering were found to have added dry ice in the drivers’ side of both cars during the pit stop while the rules state:

“It is not permitted to use dry ice other than in Driver cooling systems at any time during an Event.”

Triple Eight Race Engineering have confirmed that they will protest the penalty, posting the following statement:

The new result means that Waters won the race ahead of Walkinshaw Andretti United driver Chaz Mostert, while Brodie Kostecki rounded off the top three.

The second Supercars race of the Newcastle weekend is scheduled to take place 15:20 local time (05:20 CET).