News 4 Dec 2023

Hamod claims Supersport 300 title following protest hearing

Initial winner Swain penalised one position in race two at The Bend.

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Yamaha-mounted Marcus Hamod has been elevated to 2023 Australian Supersport 300 champion, crowned following a protest hearing last night that saw initial title-winner Cameron Swain receive a one-place penalty in race two at The Bend.

Initially, Swain was declared champion in the class, recording 1-1-4 results in South Australia to take the provisional round overall victory.

However, following a Motorcycling Australia (MA) stewards protest hearing yesterday, Swain was demoted one place in the second race for passing under a yellow flag, bumping him back to P2 in the race and series. Those five points lost proved critical, the number 26 relegated to second in the championship, four points shy of champion Hamod.

A statement from Motorcycling Australia read: “After the MA stewards protest hearing, the determination is Cameron Swain [is] dropped one position for passing under yellow flag. Marcus Hamod is the 2024 SSP300 champion.”

The amendment to the race two results means Hamod also won the round in the SSP300 class, marking his second overall win of the season in the category.

Swain wasn’t left empty-handed from the weekend, as the former Oceania Junior Cup (OJC) champion wrapped up the R3 Cup series win in style with the final round victory at The Bend.