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Nash excluded from final race

James Nash has been excluded from the final race of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting at Snetterton following the incident which saw Rob Collard crash out of the lead.

Nash was running in second place at the wheel of his RML-run Chevrolet Lacetti when he made a move for the lead at the Esses, only to make contact with the rear of Collard's BMW 320si.

That contact saw Collard spin off into the infield, with his car then coming back onto the circuit and rolling to a halt on the racing line at the Bombhole.

An unsighted Stephen Jelley, who was travelling close behind the Vauxhall of Matt Neal, was then left with nowhere to go and made heavy contact with Collard's car – putting both drivers out on the spot.

Following investigations by race stewards, Nash was deemed to be at fault for the incident and has now been excluded from the results, which hands a sixth win of the season to Colin Turkington.

Turkington therefore will take a 17 point lead to Knockhill for the next round of the season in two weeks time.



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Jack Thomson - Unregistered

August 02, 2009 9:08 PM

Thats harsh! Collard went wide then moved over cutting the front off of Nash's car, Obviously Nash doesnt want to be driven off the road so moves over and is unlucky to have caught the back of Collard. I think the stuards have got that one wrong, yes the outcome was bad but it was a racing incident.



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