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Bathurst 1000, V8 Supercars 2019: Scott McLaughlin, results, winner, Fabian Coulthard, safety car, crash

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Scott McLaughlin was crowned Bathurst champion for the first time in his career on Sunday afternoon, along with his teammate Alex Premat, but the actions of his other teammate were branded “disgraceful”.

The safety car completed nearly the same number of laps as some of the drivers in a dramatic race and it was what happened as it retreated back to the pits following the crash of American wildcard Alexander Rossi on lap 134 that caused the most controversy.

With McLaughlin stuck in an epic battle with Jamie Whincup, his teammate in the No.12 car Fabian Coulthard took one for the team by holding up the rest of the field while the No.17 car gained a track advantage on his rivals.

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Supercars news 2019, Sandown 500 2019, Craig Baird, van Gisbergen De Pasquale video

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Mark Skaife and Lee Holdsworth have applauded Supercars umpire Craig Baird’s post-race admission of guilt after he incorrectly handed Anton De Pasquale a penalty at Sandown last weekend.

Supercars driving standards advisor Baird admitted he was wrong to penalise De Pasquale in the Saturday primary drivers sprint race, with the Penrite Racing young gun wiped out at Turn 1 by Shane van Gisbergen.

Van Gisbergen slid into the side of De Pasquale in slippery conditions, with both cars spinning. De Pasquale recovered to the fringe of the top 10, while van Gisbergen crawled back to the pits into retirement.

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Scott McLaughlin, Supercars 2019, McLaughlin Bathurst, penalty, The Loud Pedal podcast, Mark Skaife

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Mark Skaife hopes Scott McLaughlin can celebrate his Supercars title win despite admitting the Supercars champion-elect’s Bathurst win is “tainted”.

Four weeks on from the DJR Team Penske team orders controversy which cast a pall over his breakthrough Bathurst win, McLaughlin’s name was again thrown up in lights when it was revealed he had been disqualified from the Bathurst qualifying and Top 10 Shootout results over an engine breach.

McLaughlin and co-driver Alex Premat were relegated to the rear of the grid for Sunday’s Sandown 500, which after a finish of ninth, saw the 26-year-old clinch a second straight drivers’ title.

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Jorge Lorenzo retirement, Lorenzo Assen crash, MotoGP news 2019

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Not all highlights are wins, and the retiring Jorge Lorenzo put that into action when he revealed one particular moment stands alongside his greatest successes on track.

The Spaniard confirmed the 2019 season will be his last, and one he would rather forget following poor form and devastating injuries.

However, for all his 2019 troubles – which include no top 10 finishes and a broken back – nothing could deny rivals and media standing to applaud the retiring Lorenzo at the end of his press conference ahead of the season finale at Valencia.

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