Robby Gordon banned
Well known US racer, Robby Gordon has been fined $4150 and banned completely from competing any further in Australia. Australian officials were forced to ban the US racer and stadium super trucks owner Robby Gordon from competing on the Australian race tracks any more or even worse, from ever competing in this country again. The major reason for them doing so is because he performed a burnout in his competition trucks out in the Darwin nightspot on a public road right after the Darwin round of the VASC or Virgin Australia Supercars Championships.
US racer banned for life in OZ
CAMS or Confederation of Australian Motor Sport has throw a ban on Gordon mostly famous for his Indy car and NASCAR careers and a 3 time Baja 1000 winner. Not only will he be denied to race on an Aussie track, he will be denied a competition visa in the future, thus showing him the door and throwing him out of the competition in Australia.
Gordon partially fined
Robby Gordon was also fine $4150 by the local court in Darwin for different traffic and hoons related offences. According to sources, Gordon burnt his fines publicly. Such a ban on Gordon has put highly popular Stadium Super trucks series in a limbo in Australia. Now both the racer and the series owner won’t be available or be able to complete there.
According to the CAMS CEO – Eugene Arocca, the hoon activity was inexcusable. Any kind of hoon behavior on the public roads is not any kind of Australian way of life and not reflective of our values. Not in their member base. Any such kind of activity will not be tolerated, according to the Aussie motor chief sport.
Any kind of hoon activity inexcusable on Aussie roads
This is a disappointing incident and is not demonstrative of the requisite level of professionalism that demands modern motor sport. As one of the signatory of the global FIA Action for Road Safety Campaign, it is believed that CAMS license holders, car clubs, volunteers, and circuits including our staff and board will uphold responsible conduct on the streets or on public roads. This is not the first time that anything such as this incident has happened where an international racer was barred from competing further ever on Australian race tracks if they do not comply with the Australian hoon laws.
Another such instance includes F1 ace Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes AMG sports car was seized due to the reason that he performed a burnout on the public road after qualifying for fastest at 2010 F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne. He was known to be fined just a small amount of $500 only. Yet another formula 1 racer hero Mark Webber reprimanded Australia’s tough road rules at that time. According to him Australia was nothing but a nanny state and had to read instruction manual to get out of bed as well.