20 Oct 2019

Scott McLaughlin's Bathurst win confirmed

9:27 pm on 20 October 2019

Auckland racing driver Scott McLaughlin's been confirmed as the winner of last weekend's Bathurst 1000 race.

Scott McLaughlin heads home Shane van Gisbergen to win 2019 Bathurst 1000.


But Australia's motorsports body has relegated his New Zealand teammate Fabian Coulthard's from sixth place to 21st and fined their team a record 250-thousand Australian dollars for breaching sporting rules.

DJR Team Penske ordered Coulthard to drive slowly when a safety car was on track, which allowed McLaughlin to race ahead and then make a final fuel stop without losing places to drivers who didn't need to stop.

Australia's motorsports bodty said the team's orders breached an international requirement for teams to act fairly and sportingly.

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