MG Triple Eight Racing appeal Josh Cook penalty to National Court

MG Triple Eight Racing have today appealed the latest decision over Josh Cook’s one race ban to the National Court.

In a hearing that took place late this afternoon, the original decision issued to the 26-year-old by the clark of the course was upheld.

The manufacturer-backed squad had contested the £500 fine and three penalty points that were applied to Cook’s licence following an incident with Stephen Jelley in race three at Rockingham, this was his fourth strike.

In line with article 4.4.5 of the championship’s sporting regulations, any driver that is issued four strikes will be forced to serve a one race ban at the next available opportunity.

The MG driver picked up his first strike when driving for Maximum Motorsport in the season-opener at Brands Hatch in April. His second came in race two at Croft after contact with Tom Ingram whilst the third was also at Rockingham.

It is yet to be confirmed whether Cook will be allowed to compete in the weekend’s opening race or not.

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