Will Davison (left) and Jonathon Webb with their Peter Brock Trophy for winning Sunday's Bathurst 1000.
Will Davison (left) and Jonathon Webb with their Peter Brock Trophy for winning Sunday's Bathurst 1000.

Bathurst winners are still grinners after controversial finish

WILL Davison and Jonathon Webb don't plan on giving back the Peter Brock Trophy after their win in a controversial Bathurst 1000 on Sunday.

The pair posed with the award on Monday in Sydney as the threat of an appeal launched by Red Bull Racing loomed. Jamie Whincup crossed the finish line first but was relegated to 11th after earlier being handed a 15-second penalty.

"We're not nervous ... we've got the trophy, we won the race,” said Davison now a two-time winner after his win at Mount Panorama in 2009. "I wasn't even looking at Jamie. I was racing the guy behind me (Shane van Gisbergen).”

Red Bull Racing Australia has two days to submit evidence to the Supercars appeals court after electing to challenge the result.

Whincup was issued the penalty after the No.88 Holden made contact with Scott McLaughlin's vehicle on lap 150 that forced the Volvo wide at The Chase.

Whincup slowed to redress behind the young Kiwi, which then sparked further contact between Garth Tander's Holden and McLaughlin's Volvo, taking them out of contention for the win.

A hearing will take place in Melbourne on a date to be set once the evidence has been lodged.

Davison said Whincup and the Red Bull team had every right to appeal, but wasn't concerned.

"We were told with 12 laps to go that we're the leaders. I'm not stressed at all,” he said.

Bathurst has a history of serving up interesting results and the 2016 edition of the great race was no different.

"It's racing,” Davison said. "You leave it all out there on the track.

"They all played a part in the incident, to be honest.”


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