Ashley Sutton excluded from qualifying after ‘turbo overboost’

Ashley Sutton excluded from qualifying after ‘turbo overboost’

Ash Sutton

Ashley Sutton has been excluded from qualifying ahead of tomorrows British Touring Car Championship triple-header at Donington Park, handing Rob Austin pole position.

Sutton, who clocked a fastest lap time of 1:09.412, will now start 31st on what would have been his maiden pole for Team BMR’s Subaru outfit.

TOCA have confirmed to TouringCars.net that the official reason for Sutton’s exclusion is an overboosting of the turbo on the Subaru Levorg GT.

Ashley Sutton declined to comment on his exclusion when contacted by TouringCars.net

The next quickest Team BMR car was Jason Plato who finished the session in 17th, some six tenths of a second adrift of his team-mate.

The exclusion also promotes Jack Goff onto the front row of the grid, with Tom Ingram now third.

Revised qualifying result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 20 1:09.514
2 31 Jack GOFF Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 1:09.555 0.041
3 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 18 1:09.710 0.196
4 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 19 1:09.728 0.214
5 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:09.753 0.239
6 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 18 1:09.803 0.289
7 12 Mike EPPS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 18 1:09.819 0.305
8 33 Adam MORGAN Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 20 1:09.907 0.393
9 55 Jeff SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 17 1:09.933 0.419
10 4 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:09.939 0.425
11 40 M Árón TAYLOR-SMITH MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 16 1:09.957 0.443
12 2 M Tom CHILTON Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 1:09.995 0.481
13 5 M Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 21 1:09.998 0.484
14 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 21 1:10.032 0.518
15 99 M Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 18 1:10.042 0.528
16 23 M Daniel LLOYD MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 17 1:10.149 0.635
17 66 Josh COOK Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 17 1:10.194 0.680
18 3 Mat JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 17 1:10.205 0.691
19 18 M Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 17 1:10.211 0.697
20 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 16 1:10.250 0.736
21 303 M Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 18 1:10.290 0.776
22 17 Dave NEWSHAM BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 16 1:10.315 0.801
23 20 M James COLE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 18 1:10.395 0.881
24 61 Will BURNS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 17 1:10.427 0.913
25 48 Ollie JACKSON AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 17 1:10.492 0.978
26 30 Martin DEPPER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 20 1:10.668 1.154
27 300 Luke DAVENPORT Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 19 1:10.675 1.161
28 28 M Josh PRICE BMR Racing Academy Subaru Levorg GT 18 1:10.691 1.177
29 10 Ant WHORTON-EALES AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 16 1:10.697 1.183
30 7 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 19 1:10.708 1.194
31 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 16
32 24 Jake HILL TAG Racing Volkswagen CC 18

Complete session results