Josh Cook to serve one race ban after withdrawing appeal

Josh Cook will miss the opening race of the day at Silverstone to serve his one race ban after withdrawing an appeal that was lodged on Friday evening.

The MG Triple Eight Racing driver was handed a fourth strike of the season at Rockingham for an incident with Stephen Jelley, constituting a race ban under a new championship ruling that was introduced this year.

Appealing that initial decision, the manufacturer-backed team provided evidence to series officials on Friday however the decision was upheld.

Referred to the MSA National Court, Cook was set to race under appeal for the remainder of the season with a decision to be made out of season. Had Cook lost the MSA appeal, his results in the remaining six races of the year would have been stripped.

Cook had qualified 18th for the opening race of the day and will start from the back of the grid in race two.

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