Michael Laverty has been handed a one-second time penalty for passing Josh Brookes under waved double yellow flags during race one at Knockhill and drops from second to fourth in the final classification.

The Tyco BMW rider had fought his way up from fifth to second place during the closing stages of the first race at the Scottish circuit but after back-marker James Rose crashed at the hairpin double yellow flags were in play so marshals could extract the stricken rider and his machine safely.

Laverty, who had been fighting for position with Brookes heading into the hairpin section, nipped underneath the Milwaukee Yamaha rider and took third.

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The former MotoGP rider failed to hand the position back to Brookes and after a lengthy review with Series and Race director Stuart Higgs and other race representatives the decision was made to hand Laverty a one-second time penalty, dropping him from second place to fourth in the final classification in race one.

Stuart Easton and Brookes have profited by jumping into second and third respectively which means PBM Kawasaki secured a double 1-2 finish at Knockhill, with both races finishing with identical podiums.