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Penalty round-up - 24 drivers penalised in 2015

In what was thrilling season with action in every race, a total of 24 drivers were penalised over the course of the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car campaign.

The three-strike system, which was introduced last year, has seen drivers having to toe the line on-track as a third reprimand from series officials would automatically mean a grid drop to the rear of the field at the next available race.

Of the 24 drivers that found themselves in trouble at some point, six reached the maximum three strikes while a further two from that group amassed an extra penalty taking their number to four.

See below for the full penalty breakdown of 2015.

1 Strike

Driver Circuit penalty was attained
Alain Menu Brands Hatch GP
Sam Tordoff Snetterton
Rob Collard Snetterton
Nick Foster Rockingham
Josh Cook Silverstone
Dave Newsham Rockingham
Kieran Gallagher Knockhill
Aron Smith Croft
Rob Austin Knockhill
Adam Morgan Donington Park

2 Strikes

Driver Circuit penalty was attained
Jason Plato Rockingham & Silverstone
Gordon Shedden Donington Park
Matt Neal Donington Park & Thruxton
Aiden Moffat Brands Hatch Indy & Donington Park
Martin Depper Oulton Park & Croft
Jeff Smith Donington Park & Rockingham
Warren Scott Donington Park & Rockingham
Hunter Abbott Thruxton & Rockingham

3 Strikes or more

Driver No. Circuits penalties were attained Grid drop taken at
Andy Priaulx 3 Donington, Oulton & Knockhill Silverstone
Jack Goff 3 Brands Indy, Donington, Knockhill Knockhill
Mike Bushell 4 Brands Indy, Donington, Thruxton, Snetterton Oulton Park
Derek Palmer 3 Croft, Rockingham, Silverstone Silverstone
Tom Ingram 4 Thruxton, Croft, Knockhill, Rockingham Knockhill
Alex Martin 3 Donington, Oulton, Croft Knockhill

Team penalties

Drivers weren’t the only ones to be penalised throughout the season though as several teams incurred points deductions from the championship for exceeding the engine allocation limit on numerous occasions.

Team Points deducted or fined
Eurotech Racing 10pts for exceeding engine change allocation
Team HARD. 60pts for exceeding engine change allocation
Honda Yuasa Racing Fined £500 for a technical infringment
West Surrey Racing 30pts for exceeding engine change allocation
Welch Motorsport 30pts for exceeding engine change allocation
AMD Tuning 10pts for exceeding engine change allocation

Article originally written on Tuesday, 13 October 2015. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.