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BTCC Thruxton: Gordon Shedden and Rob Austin given penalties

Gordon Shedden, Thruxton BTCC 2014British Touring Car race winners Gordon Shedden and Rob Austin are among those to have been penalised for incidents at Thruxton.

Shedden, who won race two at the high-speed Hampshire circuit, finished fifth on the road in the finale.

But the works Honda driver has been given a one-second penalty for overtaking under yellows, dropping him back behind the BMR Vauxhall Insignia of Jack Goff.

It means Shedden now trails Andrew Jordan by eight points in the drivers' table.

Austin's Audi A4 was excluded from race two for the contact with Nick Foster that sent the WSR BMW off the road at Church, which in turn caused the race to be stopped.

He appealed, but was not successful, so the exclusion stands.

"I believe I have a reputation for being a clean driver so I'm somewhat disappointed with the decision to exclude me," said Austin.

"I genuinely don't believe I was at fault for what happened but the officials have made their decision so I'll just have to take it on the chin."

BMR Vauxhall driver Warren Scott, who was given a verbal warning for an incident involving James Cole in race one, was also handed two points on his licence and penalised three championship points for his clash with Dan Welch in the second encounter.

Other incidents, including Mat Jackson's pass of Goff, were investigated, but no other results amendments were made.

However, Rob Collard was given a verbal warning for the contact with Matt Neal at the complex in the final race.

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