Support Our Paras team loses one of its BTCC TOCA licences

The Support Our Paras British Touring Car Championship team has had one of its licences to compete in the championship revoked

Support Our Paras team loses one of its BTCC TOCA licences

The team, which runs the Infiniti Q50 in the series, was aiming at Snetterton this weekend but the plans have fallen through.

Each team in the championship is granted a TOCA BTCC licence (TBL) to compete in the category.

It stipulates that team is only permitted one driver change per year (unless in a case of force majeure) and it must commit to enter every round.

A statement from BTCC bosses said: "The administrator has accepted the withdrawal from the Snetterton championship meeting of car No.71 (Max Coates, Support Our Paras Racing) and has subsequently cancelled the TBL associated with that entry for the remainder of the 2015 season."

The team confirmed on Friday that it was forced to withdraw its second entry after Coates' sponsorship money failed to materialise.

"We fully accept the decision made by TOCA," said team principal Derek Palmer Sr.

"It's a major disappointment for the team that Max failed to deliver the sponsorship package he had pledged.

"For the remaining five rounds of this season's BTCC we will concentrate on ensuring we maximise the performance of the No.22 Infiniti Q50, which will continue to be driven by Derek Palmer [Jr]."

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