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Your view: Should Plato or Adam have won race three?

One moment, Jonathan Adam had a fairytale win on his debut in the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

A few hours later, it was Jason Plato's fairytale as he was awarded victory on his debut for the RML team – taking the first ever BTCC win for the Chevrolet Lacetti.

Plato's win came after Adam was hit with a post-race penalty for an incident on the second lap of race three [Pictures Here], which saw Adam's BMW make heavy contact with the rear of the Chevrolet at Paddock Hill Bend.

Plato was lucky to avoid spinning into the gravel and ultimately finished the race second behind the BTCC rookie, only for a post-race penalty to demote Adam to second place.

It was the main talking point on a weekend which saw plenty of contact throughout the field, but what we want to know is, was it the right call to penalise Adam when incidents elsewhere went unpunished.

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keech - Unregistered

April 06, 2009 1:19 PM

The move was not out of order! It can clearly be seen that 1. Plato breaked very early for turn1, and 2. it can clearly be seen that Adam steered left to avoid hitting Plato. It was a racing incident. Look at all the pushing and shoving Matt Neil did all day. It has been taken out of proportion, and only look so dramatic because Plato was sideways. You could see that Plato wasn't that bothered after the race, even having a joke with Steve Rider. Doesn't matter anyway, decision has been made, and Airwaves BMW aren't going to appeal, although they really should. Let the racing be decided on the track, not by the stewards.

Jay - Unregistered

April 06, 2009 7:13 PM

The stewards were right to hand the win to Plato, True Adam could/ and probably would have beaten Jason on track, but that move was ridiculous, He claimed that plato braked early, but this to me just shows his inexperience at this level. I race bikes and know that anyone who rides/ drives in a new series must get to know who your racing with, and not trust them to do the obvious, and this was his downfall. His attitude after the race was also ungracious and I think he already knew that his result wasnt going to stand. Must agree that Matt Neil does need to sort his racecraft out, he's become extremely dirty over the years and the organisers need to pull him into line before he hurts someone



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