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Wall Racing set to appeal Symmons Plains Race 1 ruling

Wall Racing has lodged a notice of intention to appeal the decision of Motorsport Australia of no points being awarded from the shortened TCR Australia Race 1 at Symmons Plains which their driver Tony D’Alberto won.

Points were initially awarded, a decision later overturned following a protest from Garry Rogers Motorsport.

This mean that D’Alberto lost his points from the win and then sat out Race 3 in protest.

Motorsport Australia has now issued a statement on the matter:

“After the decision was made to award full points for Race 1, Garry Rogers Motorsport protested this decision after the provisional results for Race 1 were released on Sunday morning.

“That protest was subsequently heard and upheld, with Stewards determining no points would be awarded for the opening race.

“As part of the standard judicial process that is available to all competitors, Wall Racing has since lodged a notice of intention to appeal that decision, with a hearing to be scheduled prior to the next round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series at Race Phillip Island should the appeal documentation be provided in the prescribed time.

“Given that the judicial process is continuing, the overall round standings for TCR remains provisional. Motorsport Australia will advise the outcome of any future judicial matters relating to this event.”

Race 1 was only run for ten of the 30 scheduled laps and the TCR Australia regulations state that if less than half of the planned race distance is completed, no points will be awarded.