Five Drivers Penalised At Donington Park
Rounds four, five and six of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park saw five drivers issued penalties.
In what was another dramatic race day, Tom Ingram extended his lead in the drivers’ standings after notching a second win of the season whilst there were also victories for Josh Cook and Adam Morgan.
Brands Hatch race winner Senna Proctor found himself in front of officials once at the Leicestershire venue, after making contact with Team BMW’s Colin Turkington in race one. Penalised for the third time this season, the Power Maxed Racing driver was forced to start from the back of the grid in the second encounter.
Virtue of the new penalty system that is now in place, Proctor will now have to keep his nose clean as one more strike in the next 12 months will see him issued a one race ban.
Mike Bushell and Jack Goff also found themselves penalised too, both picking up their second strikes of the year after two events. If both are penalised once more, they will start the next available race at the rear of the grid like Proctor.
For the full rundown of penalties from Donington Park, see below:-
Mike Bushell – Verbal warning for gaining an unfair advantage in an incident with Jason Plato
Tom Oliphant – Verbal warning for gaining an unfair advantage in an incident with Adam Morgan
Senna Proctor – Official reprimand and two penalty points endorsed on his licence following an incident with Colin Turkington
Jack Goff – Verbal warning for an incident involving Josh Cook
Chris Smiley – Verbal warning for an incident involving Jack Goff
The 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to the fastest circuit in the UK, Thruxton, for the next three rounds on May 19/20.
Article originally written on Monday, 30 April 2018. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.