MG's Jason Plato has been penalised for his part in the Colin Turkington collision which sent the 2014 BTCC champion into the tyres at Brands Hatch but keeps the race two victory.

Plato and Turkington came together following the restart in race two after the Triple Eight Engineering driver appeared to force an attempt on the inside of the leading WSR BMW 1 Series into Paddock Hill bend.

The gap, ever decreasing, meant the front end of Plato's MG6 marginally tapped Turkington's rear which was enough to send the BMW into tyres and out of the race.

TOCA judged Plato to be at fault for the incident and was subsequently given a ten-place grid penalty.

However, as Plato was already carrying two reprimands on his license, the third - which he receives as a result of the collision, means he will start race from the back of the grid.

Plato was carrying a suspended third strike on his license following a previous clash with Rob Austin at Knockhill.


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