As the sun sets on the day after the Bathurst 1000, we still don’t have an official winner. Despite crossing the finishing line in first place over 24 hours ago, Scott McLaughlin is still waiting lay his hands on his crown as “king of the mountain”.
Race officials have charged McLaughlins’ Ford racing team in regards to breaching team order regulations. Fellow Ford driver, Fabian Coulthard, is also under investigation after being accused of deliberately slowing down the chasing field to protect McLaughlins lead.
Coulthard, who currently sits third in the Supercars standings, was punished during the race with a “drive through” penalty which saw him lose positions. But he now faces further fines or a loss of championship points.
For McLaughlin it’s an anxious wait ahead of this weekends Supercars event on the Gold Coast where a full hearing will take place. After the closest ending to a Bathurst race in a decade, any time penalty applied to DJR Team Penske could see an end to the Kiwi’s brief reign as King of the Mountain.