Josh Cook will start the first round at the Brands Hatch GP season finale from the back of the grid after picking up his fifth penalty strike. This strike came in the final of three races at Silverstone, after contact with Jason Plato, for which the MG driver was given a £500 fine and a 3 point endorsement on his racing license. This came only two races after he served a one race ban in the first round at Silverstone for his fourth strike, received in the final race at Rockingham.
Championship leader Ashley Sutton was also given his third strike in Race 2 after the stewards ruled his contact when passing Colin Turkington at Close as unfair, therefore for receiving his third strike, Sutton would start Race 3 from the back of the grid.
This means that the Subaru driver will need to be very careful at Brands Hatch as another strike would mean a race ban, and in the season finale, when he and Turkington are in a two horse race for the title, the Subaru man cannot afford to not compete.
And Whorton-Eales was reprimanded for an incident in the first race with Handy Motorsport’s Rob Austin.
Eurotech Racing’s Brett Smith was hit wit a £500 fine and a three point endorsement for an incident with BTC Norlin’s Chris Smiley, however Eurotech Racing are appealing this.
Simpson Racing’s Matt Simpson was given a reprimand and a two-point endorsement for contact with Team Shredded Wheat with Duo’s Mat Jackson in Race 3.