V8 Supercars has announced it will review race start procedures after a chaotic race three in Adelaide.
The race was delayed due to heavy thunderstorms and was also halted for 35 minutes at lap 42 due to the storms.
The main confusion however, came when the decision was made to start the race behind the safety car, with drivers, teams, fans and even commentator all unsure whether the race had in fact started or not.
V8 Supercars CEO James Warbuton released a statement on Tuesday, confirming that race start procedures will be reviewed.
Statement from V8 Supercars
V8 Supercars is reviewing race start procedures after last Sunday’s rain affected Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said: “Sunday’s race was an extreme weather event. It was trying for everyone and the focus was on starting and conducting a safe race for our drivers, teams, officials and fans and adjudicating the rules that were in place when the race started.
“It was complicated by the race being red flagged after a marshal was affected by lightning. While we do everything we can to put on the best show for our fans, the safety of everyone concerned including drivers, teams and officials is paramount.
“We have already commenced a review of start procedures under conditions experienced on Sunday.
“Despite this, Clipsal 500 Adelaide was a great success with 263,500 fans attending the event over four days and an average television audience of 1.8 million viewers on FOX SPORTS and Network Ten.
“I want to thank all our teams, drivers, officials and fans for making the event what it was and also congratulate Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport and Nick Percat on a memorable win on Sunday.”