Drivers penalised for Snetterton camera gantry crash

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Drivers penalised for Snetterton camera gantry crash
Aug 13, 2016, 12:20 PM

The stewards convened at Knockhill to review the incidents from Race 3 at Snetterton, and concluded that both Mark Howard and Alex Martin were at fault for the incident which saw Hunter Abbott’s Chevrolet mount the broadcasting gantry.

Crash Hunter Abbott, Power Maxed Racing
Crash Hunter Abbott, Power Maxed Racing
Alex Martin, Team Parker Racing
Mark Howard, Team BKR
Hunter Abbott, Power Maxed Racing

The stewards handed Team Parker Racing's Martin two points on his racing licence and also gave the 29-year-old a formal reprimand for his part in the incident.

Team BKR’s Howard was also given a verbal warning, which is the 51-year-old’s first official punishment of the season.

Martin’s penalty is his second of the season, meaning his next offence will see him drop to the back of the grid under the three strikes rule.

The stewards also ruled on an incident between former champions Gordon Shedden and Jason Plato in the same race, and gave Shedden a verbal warning.

The weight of the decisions means the new change to the sporting regulations implemented after Snetterton, which allows the stewards to impose a race ban instead of penalty points or a warning has not been enacted.

Neil Hudson / TouringCarTimes

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Series BTCC
Event Snetterton
Location Snetterton
Drivers Mark Howard , Hunter Abbott , Alexander Martin
Article type Breaking news