Jay Hanson was handed a post-race ten-second penalty for contact with Chaz Mostert in the opening TCR Australia race of 2021, dumping the youngster out of the top five in the race.
Hanson, racing an Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo Giulietta, made contact with the Audi of Supercars ace Mostert at the hairpin on lap 17, spinning Mostert out of third.
Although Hanson ended the race in third, the incident was looked at by the stewards after the on-track action and Hanson was found to be at fault.
The resulting ten-second penalty dropped him to seventh, whilst also elevating Mostert up to fifth, after the MPC driver had made up one place after his spin late in the race.
Speaking after the race, Hanson immediately acknowledged his fault in the incident with Mostert.
“First of all, I want to say sorry to Chaz,” said Hanson. “Honestly, it was completely my fault. I locked a brake and just I’m so sorry to Chaz.
“But obviously I‘m stoked to be running up the front with all them guys and I’m really enjoying it at the moment.”
Races two and three get underway on Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January.