EIGHT DRIVERS PENALISED ON DRAMATIC OPENING DAY OF THE SEASON

A total of eight drivers picked up penalty strikes during the opening three rounds of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this past weekend at Brands Hatch.

Tricky conditions throughout race day only added to the spectacle around the 1.2 mile circuit as Jack Goff, Senna Proctor and Tom Ingram scored victories.

Power Maxed Racing’s Proctor leads the list of drivers with strikes against their name, being issued two in the second and third races of the day. If found guilty of one more indiscretion, the reigning Jack Sears Trophy champion will be demoted to the back of the grid.

Under new regulations for this season, penalties will remain against a driver for a period of 12 months instead of the racing season, as was the case previously.

Other drivers to find themselves in front of the stewards during the day included race one winner Jack Goff and defending champion Ashley Sutton.

Of the eight drivers that were penalised, seven were issued strikes; the exception being Chris Smiley in race one who had his finishing position reversed with James Cole.

RACE ONE:

  • Chris Smiley – handed a 0.6s time penalty for gaining an unfair advantage
  • James Nash – verbal warning for an incident with Senna Proctor

RACE TWO:

  • Senna Proctor – verbal warning for an incident with Aiden Moffat
  • Tom Boardman – verbal warning for an incident with Matt Neal

RACE THREE:

  • Mike Bushell – official reprimand and two penalty points for an incident with Aiden Moffat
  • Ashley Sutton – verbal warning for an incident with James Nash
  • Jack Goff – verbal warning for an incident with Ollie Jackson
  • Stephen Jelley – official reprimand and his licence was endorsed with two points for an incident involving Tom Chilton
  • Senna Proctor – official reprimand and two penalty points for an incident with James Nash

PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography

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