Josh Brookes has requested he is given more clarity on the decision to give him a one race suspended ban following his collision with Sylvain Guintoli at Donington Park.

Guintoli suffered a broken tibia and fibula in the accident, which occurred when he was collected by Brookes' HM Plant Honda on the sighting lap on the run up to the grid.

Although an initial statement suggested a 'failure in the operation of the braking system' was to blame, further investigations discovered Brookes had been travelling at a speed disproportionate to that of Guintoli at the time.

However, while Brookes concedes that he understands why the penalty, which is suspended for three meetings, has been applied, he insists more should be made of the fact there was a 'drop of brake power' prior to the accident.

"Regarding my suspended one race penalty, I understand that the series organisers have to make judgments and take possible action if necessary with racing incidents. However we still need more clarity about what exactly happened as the data shows the correct initial braking power, but also a drop in brake power just prior to the crash, which the team is investigating further. It's unfortunate Guintoli was caught up in the incident and I really wish him a quick recovery."


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