Priaulx penalty hands Moffat podium

Priaulx penalty hands Moffat podium

Aiden Moffat has been handed a first podium

Aiden Moffat has been handed a first podium

Aiden Moffat has been handed a first British Touring Car Championship podium after a post-race penalty for West Surrey Racing’s Andy Priaulx at Knockhill.

The pair had squabbled for much of the latter part of the day’s final race after Moffat had started the reverse-grid encounter from second, before Priaulx pushed the Laser Tools Racing driver wide at Scotsman to nip into third place.

That was the second incident between the pair after Priaulx had tried to push past Moffat on the straight, while the WSR driver had earlier nudged Jason Plato at the hairpin to overtake the championship leader.

The stewards took the decision after the race to hand Priaulx a 3.5 second penalty, thus reversing the pair’s finishing positions and handing Moffat a maiden podium finish in the series.

Moffat had also lost a position to Rob Austin after Priaulx’s move, but re-passed the Audi driver on the final lap.

Revised points-scoring result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME/GAP BEST GD
1 25 M Matt NEAL Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 25 22:36.425 52.731 3
2 33 Adam MORGAN WIX Racing Mercedes Benz A-Class 25 0.35 52.894 1
3 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes Benz A-Class 25 11.923 53.200 2
4 111 C Andy PRIAULX Team IHG Rewards Club BMW 125i M Sport 25 12.107 53.051 6
5 101 Rob AUSTIN Exocet AlcoSense Audi A4 25 12.372 53.082 5
6 99 Jason PLATO Team BMR Volkswagen CC 25 13.62 53.473 4
7 77 M Andrew JORDAN MG 888 Racing MG 6GT 25 14.53 53.252 7
8 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 25 15.588 53.168 10
9 4 Mat JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus 25 17.872 53.306 8
10 30 Martin DEPPER Eurotech Racing Honda Civic 25 19.365 53.182 11
11 17 Dave NEWSHAM Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze 25 20.175 53.417 12
12 31 M Jack GOFF MG 888 Racing MG 6GT 25 20.546 53.241 13
13 66 Josh COOK Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze 25 20.772 53.295 14
14 55 Jeff SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic 25 22.274 53.251 22
15 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMR Volkswagen CC 25 22.864 53.310 24

Complete race results