Ash Sutton drops to third following race three time penalty for ‘gaining unfair advantage’

Laser Tools Racing’s Ash Sutton has dropped to third in the results of the final British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Silverstone after being deemed to have gained “an unfair advantage during an incident with Tom Oliphant.”

The Infiniti Q50 racer, who suffered a front-left puncture in race two, progressed from the rear end of the field up to second position after a tight battle with Team BMW’s Tom Oliphant, making the move stick on the BMW racer after going round the outside of Copse Corner and completing the move into Maggots and Becketts.

After the race Sutton received a time penalty of an additional 0.3 seconds to his race time, and subsequently the positions between the pair are reversed as Oliphant takes second position ahead of Sutton.

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The amended result also means Sutton’s standings advantage has dropped by two points, with the 2017 champion now having a gap of four points to nearest rival Colin Turkington as the championship heads to Croft next time out.

Revised race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 48 I Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 12 11:48.038 58.384 2
2 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 12 0.576 58.163 1
3 116 I Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 12 0.612 58.015 26
4 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 1.130 58.224 8
5 32 I Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 3.827 58.439 7
6 18 I Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 12 3.947 58.443 10
7 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 4.238 58.455 4
8 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 12 4.472 58.581 5
9 3 I Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 4.599 58.265 11
10 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 12 4.911 58.325 9
11 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 5.453 58.198 6
12 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 12 6.191 58.636 13
13 22 I Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 12 7.178 58.593 15
14 41 I Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport 12 7.241 58.461 23
15 24 I Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 12 10.661 58.881 3
16 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 12 10.838 58.484 19
17 32 I Jack BUTEL Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 11.030 58.575 17
18 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 12 11.328 58.157 20
19 8 I Tom ONSLOW-COLE RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 12 12.921 58.587 18
20 4 I Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 12 14.645 58.811 12
21 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 12 23.487 59.735 24
R 9 I Jade EDWARDS Power Maxed Car Care Racing Vauxhall Astra 6 DNF 58.522 21
R 180 I James GORNALL GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 4 DNF 59.499 16
R 777 I Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 0 DNF N/A 27
R 6 I Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 0 DNF N/A 14
R 44 I Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 0 DNF N/A 22
R 80 M Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 0 DNF N/A 25
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