Melbourne V8 Supercars: Fabian Coulthard gets win amid exclusions

Race winner Shane van Gisbergen has been stripped of victory in Saturday's third Australian Grand Prix-supporting V8 Supercars race, with Fabian Coulthard now declared the winner

Melbourne V8 Supercars: Fabian Coulthard gets win amid exclusions

Tekno Autosports ace van Gisbergen was one of eight drivers to be excluded from the results in the build up to Sunday's final race as a result of the ignition timing accidentally being set incorrectly.

Despite this offering no significant performance advantage, all of the cars found to have run with the illegal ignition timing have been thrown out of the results.

Brad Jones Racing's Coulthard, who originally finished fourth, has been declared the victor after podium finishers van Gisbergen, Craig Lowndes and Jonathon Webb were all excluded.

Also excluded from the race were Jamie Whincup, Scott Pye, Dean Fiore, Todd Kelly and Michael Caruso.

David Reynolds and Jason Bright are promoted to second and third places as a result of the swathe of exclusions.

Revised results - 12 laps:

Pos  Driver               Team/Car                       Time/Gap
 1.  Fabian Coulthard     Brad Jones Holden           27m29.4438s
 2.  David Reynolds       Rod Nash/FPR Ford             + 0.6864s
 3.  Jason Bright         Brad Jones Holden             + 9.7505s
 4.  James Courtney       HRT Holden                   + 10.7604s
 5.  Will Davison         FPR Ford                     + 11.1235s
 6.  Rick Kelly           Nissan                       + 19.9649s
 7.  Mark Winterbottom    FPR Ford                     + 20.1075s
 8.  Russell Ingall       Walkinshaw/HRT Holden        + 25.7093s
 9.  Alex Davison         Schwerkolt/FPR Ford          + 25.9446s
10.  James Moffat         Nissan                       + 28.2865s
11.  Tim Blanchard        DJR Ford                     + 32.0331s
12.  David Wall           Britek/BJR Holden            + 36.8694s
13.  Tony D'Alberto       D'Alberto Holden             + 37.6100s
14.  Jonny Reid           DKR Ford                     + 43.3512s
15.  Lee Holdsworth       Erebus Mercedes              + 44.1398s
16.  Scott McLaughlin     GRM Holden                   + 49.7773s
17.  Tim Slade            Rosenberg/Erebus Mercedes  + 1m03.8458s

Retirements/exclusions:

     Maro Engel           Erebus Mercedes                  8 laps
     Garth Tander         HRT Holden                        1 lap
     Jamie Whincup        Triple 8 Holden                     DSQ
     Todd Kelly           Nissan                              DSQ
     Jonathon Webb        Tekno Holden                        DSQ
     Michael Caruso       Nissan                              DSQ
     Scott Pye            Dumbrell Holden                     DSQ
     Dean Fiore           Dumbrell Holden                     DSQ
     Shane van Gisbergen  Tekno Holden                        DSQ
     Craig Lowndes        Triple 8 Holden                     DSQ
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