Oulton Park BTCC: Jason Plato loses podium to penalty
|By Kevin Turner||Monday, June 9th 2014, 06:19 GMT|
Jason Plato has lost his podium finish in the final British Touring Car Championship race at Oulton Park.
The Triple Eight MG6 driver took third on the road, but only after pushing Colin Turkington's WSR BMW wide at Shell Oils hairpin to take the place.
Officials have now decided to add 1.5 seconds to Plato's race time, dropping him to fourth behind Turkington.
The switch means Turkington now leads Gordon Shedden in the standings by nine points, with Plato 36 points adrift in fourth.
A number of other driver penalties have also been confirmed.
Audi driver Hunter Abbott received two points on his licence for hitting Warren Scott in race one, while Alain Menu has been handed a total of five points on his licence for two separate race-two incidents, hitting Fabrizio Giovanardi at the second chicane and Andrew Jordan at Cascades.
Giovanardi has received two points for contact with Glynn Geddie in race two.
Revised results - 13 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Aron Smith BMR VW 26m08.776s 2. Gordon Shedden Honda +0.846s 3. Colin Turkington WSR BMW +2.214s 4. Jason Plato MG +2.640s 5. Rob Austin RAR Audi +3.273s 6. Sam Tordoff MG +3.519s 7. Alain Menu BMR VW +4.229s 8. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Honda +5.920s 9. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford +13.095s 10. Fabrizio Giovanardi Motorbase Ford +14.199s 11. Rob Collard WSR BMW +16.198s 12. Glynn Geddie UA Toyota +22.785s 13. Marc Hynes MG +23.115s 14. Warren Scott BMR Vauxhall +24.457s 15. Nick Foster WSR BMW +24.589s 16. Martin Depper Eurotech Honda +24.949s 17. Adam Morgan Ciceley Mercedes +31.521s 18. Jack Clarke Motorbase Ford +35.122s 19. Lea Wood Houseman Toyota +35.727s 20. James Cole UA Toyota +36.689s 21. Simon Belcher Handy Toyota +46.062s 22. Ollie Jackson Welch Proton +1m00.349s 23. Daniel Welch Welch Proton -2 laps Retirements: Hunter Abbott RAR Audi 5 laps Robb Holland Rotek Audi 3 laps Tom Ingram Speedworks Toyota 0 laps Matt Neal Honda 0 laps Jack Goff BMR Vauxhall 0 laps Chris Stockton BTC Chevrolet 0 laps