Brodie Kostecki has backed up his maiden Supercars win with a second triumph in as many days after being cleared following a post-race investigation.
The Erebus driver took the chequered flag in a wild 13-lap dash across the Australian Grand Prix circuit on Saturday.
Nonetheless, Kostecki was topic to an investigation as stewards regarded into an “unsafe launch”.
However no motion shall be taken towards the 25-year-old, who was confirmed as a two-time race winner, ending forward of defending champion Shane van Gisbergen.
Kostecki’s Coca-Cola Racing teammate Will Brown got here in third after Bryce Fullwood and Will Davison got 15-second penalties.
Davison and Fullwood crossed the road second and third, however have been categorised eleventh and twelfth after their time penalties have been utilized.
Kostecki began from pole and was in a position to survive some severe carnage within the discipline.
He was unaware he was underneath investigation when talking after the race.
“It was begin, simply received a clear leap off the road,” Kostecki stated
“I made a reasonably bonehead transfer and she or he was nonetheless fast regardless that I used to be lacking half the entrance there.
“It is nice to reward the crew with finishes like this … I made a reasonably silly error and nearly value me the race.”
In one other dramatic race, a automobile caught on fireplace for the second time in as many days.
Ford veteran James Courtney’s Mustang was engulfed in flames, with the imaginative and prescient much more dramatic than when Nick Percat’s automobile went up on Friday.
“I noticed the flames and I stated to the blokes, ‘I may odor one thing from the left-left nook’,” Courtney stated.
“I may odor it and I attempted to get to the pits. Simply all the fireplace stuff to attempt to save the automobile.
“I am unsure what went on, however most likely just like what occurred to Nick. It is not good.”
Supercars and Motorsport Australia officers are investigating the reason for the fires.
“The incidents showcased the robust sense of camaraderie and assist throughout the racing group, as groups rallied round one another no matter whose automobile was affected,” a Supercars official stated.
SUPERCARS MELBOURNE SUPERSPRINT RACE THREE
1. Brodie Kostecki (Coca-Cola Racing)
2. Shane van Gisbergen (Purple Bull Ampol)
3. Will Brown (Coca-Cola Racing)
4. Chaz Mostert (Walkinshaw Andretti United)