Jenson Brickley stripped of race two victory after contact
Area Motorsport’s Alex Ley has been handed victory in the second TCR UK race of the Knockhill weekend after on-the-road winner Jenson Brickley was penalised one second for avoidable contact.
Brickley passed Ley on the penultimate lap of race two after nudging the Hyundai i30 N TCR deep at the Hairpin, but the stewards felt he had done so unnecessarily and reversed the positions in the final result.
Speaking after the race, Ley had expressed his frustration at the move
“I don’t think he did it on purpose, but all I could feel down the back straight was just a knock at the back of the car,” Ley told TouringCarTimes.
“We were struggling with the pace of the car all race, with the extra weight, but I was doing a good job to keep him behind.”
Brickley felt the move had been on and believed Ley had caught him out under braking for the Hairpin.
“He braked really early and I didn’t really expect it, but I think the move was a fair one because he ran wide and locked up.
“It wasn’t a malicious move from my side so I don’t think there was anything wrong with it, but we had a good race anyway.”
Ley’s victory was the only change from the second race, with the rest of the order remaining the same.
Elsewhere, Callum Newsham was handed four points on his race licence after failing to come into the pits following a black flag.
The Scottish driver, who had been running well inside the top 10, retired with a loose exhaust and will now start from the rear of the grid for the third and final race.