Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram fail ride height check and thrown out...

Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram fail ride height check and thrown out of result

BTCC Knockhill race two
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Both Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram have been excluded from the results of the second British Touring Car Championship race at Knockhill for failing the post-race ride height check, handing victory to BMW’s Andrew Jordan.

Subaru’s Ash Sutton had led the entire race from the front, which was eventually red-flagged after 20 laps due to heavy rain and the fact that AmD Tuning’s Sam Smelt aquaplaned off the circuit at the first corner.

However immediately following the race, Sutton’s Subaru was seen to fail the ride height check, creating confusion around the race result. To add to the confusion, Ingram’s Toyota also failed the check on the front, but not on the sides.

The exclusions hand victory to Jordan, whilst also affecting the reverse-grid draw for race three, which will see the top six reversed and puts Motorbase’s Tom Chilton on pole position.

Both Sutton and Ingram will have to start race three at the back of the grid, carrying the success ballast of 75 kg and 69 kg which they would gained from finishing the race in first and second respectively.

As both drivers are in the title mix, their exclusion hands BMW’s Colin Turkington a huge boost, with the Northern Irishman being classified in fourth and now holding the biggest championship points lead of the season at 24 points over Ingram.

Revised race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 20 24:12.823 58.503 4
2 66 M Josh COOK Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 20 1.222 57.756 5
3 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 20 1.835 58.047 3
4 2 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 20 2.577 58.840 2
5 33 Adam MORGAN MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 20 3.077 58.628 9
6 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 20 3.659 58.561 12
7 6 Rory BUTCHER AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 20 4.305 59.017 10
8 31 Jack GOFF WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 20 6.981 59.165 15
9 11 Rob AUSTIN DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta 20 7.653 59.310 14
10 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 20 8.239 58.951 8
11 600 Sam TORDOFF Team GardX Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 20 8.586 58.938 17
12 55 M Ricky COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 20 8.913 59.431 11
13 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 20 9.413 58.947 18
14 26 Daniel LLOYD BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 20 10.083 58.869 25
15 41 Glynn GEDDIE AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 20 10.522 59.101 20
16 18 M Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 20 11.107 59.245 19
17 23 Sam SMELT AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 20 11.553 59.073 22
18 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 20 11.755 59.084 30
19 20 James COLE Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 20 12.219 58.948 24
20 39 Brett SMITH WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 20 12.585 59.486 13
21 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 20 14.839 59.043 21
22 43 Ollie PIDGLEY Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 20 16.001 1:00.011 27
23 99 M Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 20 18.962 59.881 26
24 19 Bobby THOMPSON Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 17 3 Laps 59.276 31
25 21 Mike BUSHELL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 17 3 Laps 58.577 23
R 15 Tom OLIPHANT Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 10 DNF 58.960 7
R 60 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 10 DNF 1:00.748 29
R 42 Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 6 DNF 1:07.252 28
R 48 Ollie JACKSON AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 0 DNF N/A 16
EX 1 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 20 EXC 57.251 1
EX 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 20 EXC 57.685 6
Points deficit R23
Graphic: TouringCars.Net