Reigning champion Colin Turkington has been handed a time penalty for gaining an advantage under yellow flags during a near-miss incident in the second British Touring Car Championship race at Brands Hatch.
After battling for the final spot on the podium with race one winner Dan Cammish in the closing stages, both cars were forced to take avoiding action of Paul Rivett’s stranded Audi S3 at the bottom of Paddock Hill Bend, with Turkington ultimately overtaking Cammish as a result.
The amended result increases championship leader Ash Sutton’s advantage out front to 11 points heading into the final round of the championship, with Cammish a further nine behind.
After the race, the four-time BTCC champion said he was “just thankful” he managed to avoid Rivett’s Audi, explaining that he had been unsighted heading in the incident and had expected to have contact with Cammish while taking avoiding action.
“I’m just thankful I avoided [Paul Rivett] – that’s the biggest shock you can have as a driver. Paddock Hill Bend is blind on the entry, so I had no idea he was there at all and there were no yellow flags out,” said Turkington.
“It was such a shock to get to almost the bottom of the hill and see the road blocked. Just at the last moment I dived right, and I thought Dan Cammish was on the inside. I was expecting to get speared across the front of him.”
Amended race result
|1||116||I||Ashley SUTTON||Laser Tools Racing||Infiniti Q50||24||21:14.892||49.421||2|
|2||80||M||Tom INGRAM||Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters||Toyota Corolla||24||4.762||49.586||3|
|3||27||M||Dan CAMMISH||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||24||9.370||49.713||1|
|4||1||M||Colin TURKINGTON||Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||24||9.688||49.583||9|
|5||48||I||Ollie JACKSON||Motorbase Performance||Ford Focus ST||24||10.832||49.807||5|
|6||32||I||Adam MORGAN||Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||24||13.422||50.085||11|
|7||24||I||Jake HILL||MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square||Honda Civic Type-R||24||14.088||50.208||6|
|8||18||I||Senna PROCTOR||Excelr8 Motorsport||Hyundai i30 Fastback N||24||14.418||50.148||19|
|9||66||I||Josh COOK||BTC Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||24||14.919||49.903||8|
|10||6||I||Rory BUTCHER||Motorbase Performance||Ford Focus ST||24||17.900||49.779||4|
|11||22||I||Chris SMILEY||Excelr8 Motorsport||Hyundai i30 Fastback N||24||22.605||50.129||13|
|12||16||I||Aiden MOFFAT||Laser Tools Racing||Infiniti Q50||24||28.823||50.012||14|
|13||777||I||Michael CREES||The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||24||33.011||49.999||20|
|14||4||I||Sam OSBORNE||MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square||Honda Civic Type-R||24||37.119||50.341||26|
|15||15||M||Tom OLIPHANT||Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||24||37.712||49.956||10|
|16||25||M||Matt NEAL||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||24||42.984||50.365||7|
|17||12||I||Stephen JELLEY||Team Parker Racing||BMW 125i M Sport||23||43.415||50.308||16|
|18||3||I||Tom CHILTON||BTC Racing||Honda Civic Type-R||23||+ 1 LAP||53.936||12|
|19||32||I||Jack BUTEL||Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||23||+ 1 LAP||51.322||23|
|20||31||I||Jack GOFF||RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport||Volkswagen CC||23||+ 1 LAP||51.113||17|
|21||44||I||Andy NEATE||Motorbase Performance||Ford Focus ST||23||+ 1 LAP||54.140||18|
|22||49||I||Brad PHILPOT||Power Maxed Car Care Racing||Vauxhall Astra||23||+ 1 LAP||51.404||21|
|23||222||I||Paul RIVETT||GKR TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||23||+ 1 LAP||50.859||15|
|24||23||I||Ethan HAMMERTON||GKR TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||21||+ 1 LAP||52.118||22|
|25||28||I||Nicolas HAMILTON||ROKiT Racing with Team HARD.||Volkswagen CC||2||+ 2 LAPS||54.097||25|
|R||88||I||Glynn GEDDIE||RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport||Volkswagen CC||1||DNF||56.955||27|
|R||41||I||Carl BOARDLEY||Team HARD.||BMW 125i M Sport||0||DNF||1:12.312||24|