Team ES Racing driver Chris James and West Surrey Racing’s Nick Foster were both punished by the stewards for separate incidents in race one at Oulton Park, both receiving two points on their competition licences.
Team ES Racing’s Chris James had a coming together with Speedworks Motorsport driver Tony Hughes in the Toyota Avensis in race one. Hughes was able to continue and picked up the points for 13th and final position.
“It was frustrating in race one that someone tried to use me as a brake but the car felt great and it was good to pick up points,” said Hughes afterwards, referring to the incident.
Chris James later crashed out hard at Druids with brake failure, which the team did a great job in repairing to enable James in the second race, and also score points.
Nevertheless for the race one incident, the stewards endorsed James’ licence with a further two points, bringing his 12 month rolling tally to seven, with an automatic ban applied after a driver receives 12.
West Surrey Racing’s Nick Foster was also punished by the stewards for contact with Adam Morgan in the other Speedworks Toyota. Foster hit Morgan on the final lap, spinning him out of eighth place and into retirement. Foster was also given two points, bringing his total to four.