BTCC » Turkington: There’s nothing nice in being turned around

Colin Turkington frustrated by contact that hits hopes his hopes of a BTCC win at Snetterton

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August 06, 2013 6:25 PM

The Jordan move was marginal as Colin was closing the door on the straight, but Shedden should have been penalised as he came from such a long way back couldnt stop his car enough to avoid hitting the rear quarter of the bmw. Shedden ruined Turkingtons race and should have gained some form of penalty.
This rubbing is racing thing ruins good motorsport, and Toca have a few questions to answer really.


August 06, 2013 11:25 PM

@slagheap. Rubbing and contact are all part of the BTCC.

Shedden got hit several times during race 2.

As for race 3 Turkington was a mobile chicane. Toca wasted things by penalising the Hondas by turning down their boost for some reason. This meant passing was only ever going to happen under breaking.


August 06, 2013 11:28 PM

The MSA are continually harping on about driving standards in Grassroots racing and Karting yet appear to do nothing when it occurs at this level. What kind of message does this send to the younger drivers. Was the Clerk of the Course at Snetterton too frightened or intimidated to see or do anything about this incident, or was he too slow in dealing with it!
MSA, sort your priorities and penalties out!!!!!


August 07, 2013 9:05 AM

t seems fairly simple, what about this? Any front to rear or rear quarter contact causing spins, they should be demoted to behind the affected person. Any side to side move forcing a car off the race track (outside the lines) anywhere is a drive through. This will allow someone legitimately alongside to stay there in the next corner on the outside or inside wheras now they just get forced off the track.


August 07, 2013 7:56 PM

He was too late in blocking in both instances, and some of his defending was stretching the single move rule (I assume BTCC uses that?). In any event Jordan and Shedden are not of the Plato/Neal/Collard model, and I assume that too was taken into account.

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