Former V8 Supercars champion Garth Tander has been hit with a 25-point penalty following last weekend’s Falken Tasmania Challenge, with the race stewards ruling that the TOLL HRT driver had been guilty of careless driving following a collision with Bottle-O Racing driver David Reynolds.
Tander ran into Reynolds at Turn 6 during Sunday’s race leg, with the contact causing major damage to Reynolds’ steering.
While Tander would go on to finish the race in 22nd position, while Reynolds finished in 26th and last, having made a lengthy pit stop to repair the broken steering arm that resulted from the contact.
Tander later apologised to Reynolds via a text message.
Tander’s pits hit drops him one place in the championship standings to sixth and elevated Lee Holdsworth (Stone Brothers Racing) to fifth. Reynolds currently sits 15th in the Championship Standings.