Jake Hill stripped of maiden victory for race three contact, Stephen Jelley inherits win

Trade Price Cars Racing’s Jake Hill has been stripped of his maiden British Touring Car championship victory in race three at Oulton Park after he received a penalty for contact with Matt Neal at Old Hall Corner.

The 20-second penalty promotes Stephen Jelley to his first victory in just under ten years, while Hill drops to 15th position as a result.

After starting the race from reverse-grid pole, Hill led the opening laps before facing pressure from Neal, who eventually cutback at Lodge and made the move into Old Hall Corner on the start of lap three.

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On the exit, Hill clipped the rear of the Honda Civic and sent it into a high-speed spin, with many drivers forced to take avoiding action in the ensuing smokescreen.

Hill won the contest on the road, but it came to nothing after the post-race penalty.  Photo: PSP Images

Neal would go on to finish the race 12th, but was eventually classified 11th once the penalty was applied.

Jelley’s victory marks his first since Rockingham 2009 at the wheel of a BMW 320si.

Photo: PSP Images

Revised race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 15 22:10.056 1:27.516 6
2 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 15 1.114 1:27.519 9
3 600 I Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 15 2.709 1:27.556 7
4 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 15 2.994 1:27.583 11
5 6 I Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 15 4.510 1:26.996 5
6 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 5.973 1:27.892 8
7 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 15 6.271 1:27.789 16
8 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 15 6.416 1:27.778 12
9 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 11.323 1:28.120 14
10 33 I Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 12.719 1:27.863 19
11 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 16.536 1:27.666 2
12 3 I Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 15 16.770 1:28.338 28
13 48 I Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 15 18.331 1:27.573 13
14 24 I Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 19.049 1:27.802 1
15 41 I Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 15 22.258 1:28.492 17
16 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 22.991 1:28.562 15
17 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 23.643 1:27.640 10
18 8 I Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 26.134 1:28.225 23
19 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 15 27.920 1:28.176 25
20 18 M Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 15 28.393 1:27.882 18
21 4 I Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 15 34.542 1:29.101 27
22 777 I Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 15 37.748 1:29.038 24
23 9 M Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 37.854 1:27.659 22
R 303 I Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 DNF 1:27.955 20
R 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 13 DNF 1:28.455 21
R 80 M Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 7 DNF 1:27.345 4
R 22 I Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 7 DNF 1:27.541 30
R 11 M Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 2 DNF 1:27.683 3
NS 37 I Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 DNS N/A 26
NS 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC DNS N/A 29
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