As a category designed to make the competition as close as possible, the British Touring Car Championship inevitably features a certain amount of contact and robust racing. That is a by-product of the level playing field deliberately created by the rulebook.
At Brands Hatch's opening meeting in early April, contact was an issue that was very high on the agenda as the chequered flag fell and it turned out the results were not all they had seemed to the trackside fans.
Race three winner Tom Chilton was penalised five seconds on his race time for a clumsy overtake on leader Matt Neal, where the Motorbase Ford Focus man nerfed the factory Honda Civic out of the way at Clearways at the midway stage of the event. That dumped him from the win to second place in the results.