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Supercars has announced this afternoon an investigation is underway into Nick Percat’s car following a protest by Triple 8.
The Waterton Sports Chronicle understands the protest relates to the use of a “push-pull” steering system the team hastily banged together last Thursday afternoon after seeing a similar system used by the Mercedes AMG F1 team in preseason testing last week.
Supercars Head of Parity Paulie the Parity Pelican told this reporter it made sense now that they’d thought about it a bit.
“We couldn’t really work out why Percat’s steering kept falling off throughout the weekend, but now it all makes sense.” he squawked.
Nick Percat wasn’t giving much away when we spoke to him, except to explain that the system was indeed meant to allow him to adjust toe angle throughout the lap, “just like Lewis does”.
“But all it really did was make the wheels fall off, which impacted our race a bit.”.
Triple 8 boss Roland Dane said even though the “innovative” system was a complete disaster for Percat, with the self-proclaimed “Bathurst Legend” spending more time in the fence than on the track, it was “completely unacceptable for another team to come up with this sort of thing before we did.”.