Whincup apologises to HRT and Volvo for collision

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Whincup apologises to HRT and Volvo for collision
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Oct 9, 2016, 7:10 AM

Jamie Whincup has apologised to the Holden Racing Team and Garry Rogers Motorsport for the crash that ended he, Scott McLaughlin, and Garth Tander’s chances of winning The Great Race.

Jamie Whincup , Paul Dumbrell, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Garth Tander and Warren Luff, Holden Racing Team
Scott McLaughlin, David Wall, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo

Fighting for what was effectively the lead, Whincup sparked a chain reaction crash that took both McLaughlin and Tander out on the spot, and left himself with a 15-second penalty that dropped him from first across the line to 11th in the final classification.

At the end of race, Whincup explained that he was off to apologise to the other crews.

“I don’t know what to say,” he told Fox Sports at the finish.

“I just went out there and raced hard. I feel sorry for the result, I’m just going up to the Volvo and HRT guys. You don’t want to see any wrecked cars. I’ll just go and apologies for the result.

“I feel the move was on, I was in there. He squeezed me narrow, we had contact. I was happy to redress, but the two cars weren’t there to redress.

“We tried hard like we always do. We’ll fight back in a couple of weeks time.”

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