Race 27 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has been abandoned after a second red flag due to a thunderstorm which lashed the Gold Coast.
A second red flag was called on Lap 43, at 1611 local time, before Race Control declared the race abandoned at 1626.
Will’s Erebus Penrite co driver, Anton De Pasquale was one of three starting primary drivers and he inherited the lead as the field remained under Safety Car.
The first red flag was called on Lap 37 at around 1525 local time, before the five-minute signal for a recommencement was issued at 1554.
Just prior to the that recommencement at 1559, the minimum driving distance rule (34 laps, equivalent to one-third of the scheduled race distance) was waived.
The requirement for both drivers to drive nevertheless remained, presenting a problem for Car #99.