Colin Turkington penalised for ‘gaining an advantage under yellow flags’ in race two incident

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.

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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

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
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

BTCC points deficit after Round 26
Graphic: TouringCars.Net

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