Rory Butcher inherits maiden victory after Tom Chilton handed five-second penalty

Rory Butcher inherits maiden victory after Tom Chilton handed five-second penalty

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Motorbase Performance’s Tom Chilton has been handed a five-second time penalty for an incident with Matt Neal in race three of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

The penalty promotes AmD Tuning’s Rory Butcher to a maiden BTCC victory, after his second place finish on the road was previously his career-best result.

When Neal passed the fast-starting Stephen Jelley for the lead, Chilton capitalised and followed him through a lap later.

Then, as Neal’s softer-compound tyres wore as the race progressed, Chilton closed in and lunged down the inside at Clark Curve on lap 14, the pair rubbing before Chilton made the move stick, for which he has since been penalised.

The amended result does not affect Jelley’s third position, as he was 5.9 seconds adrift of Chilton at the flag.

Revised race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 6 I Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 24 19:55.879 48.941 4
2 3 I Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 24 3.005 48.938 3
3 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 24 7.926 49.001 6
4 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 10.506 49.076 5
5 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 24 11.967 48.622 14
6 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 24 12.450 48.626 15
7 22 I Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 12.677 48.912 20
8 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 12.934 48.919 1
9 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 24 15.226 48.149 17
10 80 M Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 24 19.664 49.169 7
11 33 I Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 24 19.926 48.905 9
12 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 24 20.321 49.158 16
13 11 M Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 24 20.621 49.145 21
14 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 20.827 49.141 12
15 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 24 21.143 49.485 13
16 600 I Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 24 25.052 49.347 19
17 37 I Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 24 25.219 49.323 24
18 777 I Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 24 25.690 49.453 23
19 8 I Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 24 27.945 49.631 27
20 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 24 35.384 49.482 26
21 303 I Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 35.938 49.176 29
22 18 M Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 24 36.417 49.111 2
23 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 24 40.265 49.447 30
24 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 23 + 1 LAP 48.820 11
25 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 23 + 1 LAP 48.869 10
R 4 I Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 21 DNF 49.802 28
R 24 I Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 DNF 49.092 8
R 48 I Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 12 DNF 49.307 18
R 9 M Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 10 DNF 49.216 22
R 41 I Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 3 DNF 51.642 25