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CAMS KNOCKS BACK CHAHDA SUPERLICENCE

MATT Chadha’s Supercars season is in doubt after CAMS has decided not to grant a dispensation to his application for a Superlicence.

In a statement issued on Thursday CAMS said;

“The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has refused a dispensation for a Superlicence by Matt Chahda for the 2017 Supercars Championship season. “This was communicated to his team yesterday afternoon [Ed: Wednesday].

“In considering whether to grant the dispensation, CAMS is required to satisfy itself that there are exceptional circumstances to support a decision to waive the minimum requirements. CAMS has determined that there are no exceptional circumstances to support a decision to waive the minimum requirements. It is the opinion of CAMS that Matt Chahda has not demonstrated the necessary driving skill and competency to support the dispensation requested.

“CAMS values the safety of competitors, officials and fans above all other considerations.”

The matter is somewhat complicated by the fact that Chadha appeared, in Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport colours, with the 25 confirmed Supercars drivers at the season launch in Adelaide today.

AA understands that Chadha and his sponsors had committed a large sponsorship package to LDM, with suggestions that the amount was in excess of $800,000.