Josh Price excluded from race two at Knockhill

Josh Price excluded from race two at Knockhill

Josh Price
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Subaru’s Josh Price has been excluded from the second British Touring Car Championship race at Knockhill for passing under yellow flags, handing the race three reverse-grid pole to Ant Whorton-Eales.

Price was officially excluded for “overtaking or not slowing down under flag signals” in the second race in Scotland. The Subaru driver was also involved in a controversial incident with Honda’s Matt Neal when he made contact heading into Turn 1, with Neal ending up out of the race in the gravel as a result.

Price has thus been denied what would have been his best-ever BTCC result, which was previously a 15th position at Oulton Park.

With AmD’s Whorton-Eales subsequently classified in tenth after the exclusion it hands the BTCC rookie his first reverse-grid pole position. The grid spot was previously allocated to Motorbase’s Rory Butcher, wo will instead start alongside Whorton-Eales on the front row for race three.

Revised race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 22 19:25.761 52.500 2
2 99 M Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 22 0.238 52.457 1
3 4 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 22 3.198 52.601 3
4 5 M Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 22 5.063 52.587 4
5 20 M James COLE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 22 6.831 52.687 5
6 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 22 9.401 52.494 11
7 17 Dave NEWSHAM BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 22 25.803 53.608 10
8 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 22 25.954 53.287 6
9 6 Rory BUTCHER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 22 26.361 52.957 25
10 10 Ant WHORTON-EALES AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 22 28.889 53.406 17
11 30 Martin DEPPER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 22 30.959 53.346 27
12 2 M Tom CHILTON Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 22 31.841 53.392 16
13 303 M Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 22 36.074 53.074 22
14 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 22 39.823 53.737 19
15 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 22 44.428 53.521 26
16 3 Mat JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 22 44.685 53.512 31
17 12 Mike EPPS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 22 45.215 53.616 24
18 39 Brett SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 22 47.572 53.749 30
19 48 Ollie JACKSON AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 22 49.314 53.289 28
20 61 Will BURNS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 22 51.406 53.941 29
21 95 Stewart LINES Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 22 51.944 54.219 32
R 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 DNF 53.120 9
R 40 M Árón TAYLOR-SMITH MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 9 DNF 53.709 15
R 31 Jack GOFF Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 6 DNF 53.488 14
R 24 Jake HILL TAG Racing Volkswagen CC 4 DNF 53.786 21
R 33 Adam MORGAN Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 4 DNF 54.250 8
R 7 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 0 DNF N/A 20
R 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 0 DNF N/A 23
R 18 M Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 0 DNF N/A 7
R 66 Josh COOK MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 0 DNF N/A 12
R 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 0 DNF N/A 13
EX 28 M Josh PRICE A-Plan Academy Subaru Levorg GT 22 EXC 52.714 18