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
|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|