Ricky Collard stripped of race three podium

Toyota’s Ricky Collard has been stripped of his podium finish in the final British Touring Car Championship race at Snetterton, after he was deemed to have gained an unfair advantage.

After passing Team Dynamics’ Daniel Rowbottom on lap five, Collard held the final podium place for the rest of the race, until Excelr8 Motorsport’s Tom Ingram made a pass at Agostini on the final lap.

However, Collard immediately fought to re-take the place, muscling past Ingram’s Hyundai with contact at Williams two corners later.

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Although he crossed the line in third to initially record his first podium since joining Toyota, Collard has now been penalised for the incident with Ingram and has had one second added to his race time for the move, with stewards citing regulation C2.3 “obtaining an unfair advantage (whether inadvertently or not)”.

Collard is thus classified in fourth, whilst Ingram gains the podium result and with it two more championship points.

Collard’s team-mate Rory Butcher was also penalised for spinning Stephen Jelley in the final race, but the Scot was not given a time penalty and so he keeps seventh but has been “officially reprimanded” and given two penalty points on his racing licence for causing a collision.

Revised race result

POS NO CL NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 1 M Ashley SUTTON NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 12 23:51.491 1:57.772 1
2 11 I Jason PLATO Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 4.556 1:57.854 3
3 80 M Tom INGRAM Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 12 7.263 1:58.305 7
4 21 M Ricky COLLARD Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 12 7.475 1:58.294 4
5 24 M Jake HILL ROKiT MB Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 12 8.677 1:58.101 8
6 500 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 12 9.074 1:58.326 9
7 6 M Rory BUTCHER Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 12 12.094 1:58.023 12
8 33 I Adam MORGAN Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 12 12.344 1:58.524 6
9 48 M Ollie JACKSON Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 12 15.263 1:58.969 13
10 32 M Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 12 15.551 1:57.953 2
11 66 I Josh COOK Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 15.947 1:59.004 15
12 123 M Daniel LLOYD Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 12 16.366 1:58.739 11
13 42 I George GAMBLE Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 12 16.912 1:58.781 14
14 19 I Bobby THOMPSON Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 12 17.356 1:59.117 17
15 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 12 17.815 1:58.963 27
16 9 M Dan CAMMISH NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 12 18.905 1:58.837 18
17 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 12 19.626 1:58.814 24
18 777 I Michael CREES CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 22.221 1:58.716 21
19 17 I Dexter PATTERSON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 12 22.690 1:58.764 28
20 77 M Sam OSBORNE Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 12 24.892 1:59.005 20
21 12 M Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 12 27.961 1:58.214 5
22 40 I Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 12 34.406 1:59.342 16
23 99 I Jade EDWARDS Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 35.511 2:00.180 22
24 20 I Will POWELL Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 12 1:45.614 2:00.813 25
R 96 M Jack BUTEL Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 5 DNF 1:59.530 19
R 97 I Ash HAND CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 4 DNF 1:58.778 10
R 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 0 DNF N/A 23
NS 62 I Rick PARFITT JR Uptonsteel with Euro Car Parts Racing Infiniti Q50 DNS N/A 26
NS 3 M Tom CHILTON Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N DNS N/A 29
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