Five drivers penalised after dramatic Oulton Park weekend

A total of five drivers were handed penalties by officials following a dramatic weekend of racing at Oulton Park as the BTCC season reached the half-way stage.

The main penalty of the weekend was centred around the final race of the weekend, with Jake Hill being handed an official reprimand and two penalty points for the contact that saw Matt Neal spin out of the lead at Old Hall.

A 20 second time penalty for the Trade Price Cars Racing driver also meant he lost his maiden victory in the series, and instead ended up 14th on the results as Stephen Jelley inherited his first win in a decade.

On track incidents earlier in the day resulted in two drivers being handed grid penalties, with Ash Sutton dropping five places on the grid for race two after the contact with Adam Morgan that put the Ciceley driver out of race one, with Sutton also handed five points on his licence.

Josh Cook was then given a five place penalty of his own for race three after he was deemed to be at fault for the incident that put Jack Goff and team-mate Chris Smiley out of race two, with the BTC Racing man also handed three penalty points.

That penalty was upheld following an appeal by the team.

Elsewhere, Senna Proctor was excluded from race one as a result of a technical infringement relating to turbo boost on his Subaru Levorg, whilst Rob Collard got a verbal warning for tipping Ash Sutton into a spin at Cascades at the start of race two – a clash that would directly influence what then happened between Cook, Goff and Smiley at Island Bend.