Ryan has issued an apology for his outburst during a live TV interview after the Supercars race in Sydney. The incident occurred when Shane van Gisbergen forcefully passed Will Brown on the final lap of the race, leading to a penalty for van Gisbergen and Brown being reinstated to third place. Ryan was unaware of the penalty at the time and used inappropriate language during the interview.
In his open letter, Ryan expresses regret for his behavior and acknowledges the decision made by F1 Flow Australia officials regarding the penalty. He acknowledges that such actions are unacceptable in motorsport. Ryan also emphasizes his passion for the sport but promises to be more cautious in his responses in the future.
In addition to apologizing for his language, Ryan addresses the issue of online bullying. He condemns the hateful messages directed at his team, Will, and himself, despite his decision not to be on social media. Ryan stresses the importance of being considerate towards one another and their families, urging fans to support each other more positively.
Ryan concludes the letter by reaffirming the team’s commitment to winning the championships and thanking their fans for their continuous support.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Supercars
Q: What prompted Ryan’s outburst during the Supercars race in Sydney?
A: Ryan’s outburst was prompted by Shane van Gisbergen’s forceful pass on Erebus driver Will Brown on the final lap of the race. Van Gisbergen’s pass resulted in a penalty, which Ryan was unaware of at the time of the live TV interview.
Q: What consequences did Ryan face for his outburst?
A: Ryan faced a $5000 fine, half of which is suspended, and a community service order for his actions during the post-race interview.
Q: What does Ryan’s open letter address besides his apology?
A: In his open letter, Ryan also addresses the issue of online bullying and the ‘appalling’ messages sent to Will Brown and Erebus following the race.
Q: How does Ryan plan to handle heat-of-the-moment TV interviews in the future?
A: Ryan has pledged to respond more carefully during heat-of-the-moment TV interviews and be mindful of his language while expressing his passion for the sport.
Q: What does Ryan commend the drivers for in his letter?
A: Ryan commends the drivers for their remarkable side-by-side racing with other cars in the closing stages of the race while still maintaining clean and fair competition.
Q: How does Ryan’s team plan to respond to the online bullying issue?
A: Ryan’s team condemns online bullying and emphasizes the need for more considerate behavior towards each other, as well as their families and friends who may read the comments.
Q: What are Ryan and his team’s goals for the championship?
A: Ryan and his team are fully committed to winning both the team’s and driver’s championships and are determined to pursue these goals despite the challenges they may face.