Dan Cammish amongst raft of Rockingham penalties
Honda driver Dan Cammish has been hit with two penalties following the latest rounds of the BTCC season at Rockingham, although only one will count as a strike towards his seasonal total.
Cammish was hit with a fine of £1,500 by stewards as a result of an interview with series broadcaster ITV following Saturday’s qualifying session which was deemed to fall foul of the regulations – with the series rookie having been angered by the way in which his bid for pole position had been affected by traffic.
On track, Cammish was then handed a reprimand and two penalty points for the incident in the opening race of the weekend that saw Sam Tordoff tipped into a spin at turn two – putting him on two strikes for the season.
James Cole was given a similar penalty for a similar incident with Tom Oliphant and is now also on two stikes, with Ricky Collard penalised for overtaking under yellow flags. Rob Austin was given a verbal warning but not a strike for an incident with Ollie Jackson.
Jackson was then given a penalty of his own with a reprimand and two points for an incident with Bobby Thompson in race two, with Chris Smiley hit with a 0.8s time penalty for an incident with Mike Bushell that saw the pair swap position.
There were no penalties handed out over race three – only the second race this season to pass without a penalty of some form.