Article date: 17 July 2006
The 39 points advantage championship leader Matt Neal hadsecured over Team RAC’s second placed Colin Turkington hasbeen reduced following an investigation by the BTCC’s Clerkof the Course.
The incident occurred on the last corner during the final race ofthe day at Croft between Team Halfords’ Matt Neal and SEATSport UK’s Jason Plato. Positioned fourth in the race behindPlato, Matt Neal was initially reprimanded by the BTCC’sClerk of the Course for overtaking Plato at the final corner byplacing all four wheels off the circuit and claiming third placed.A subsequent appeal by Plato’s SEAT team was then upheld bythe BTCC Stewards who judged Neal’s actions had gained him anunfair advantage. He was thus demoted a place to fourth while Platowas elevated to third.
This has resulted in Colin’s drivers’ championshippoint deficit being reduced by 37 at the top of the table as theseries heads to Donington Park, Leicestershire on 30 July.
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