Scot Jonathan Adam’s celebrations after what had appeared to be his maiden British Touring Car Championship victory were cut short hours after the chequered flag fell at Brands Hatch. Controversially, race stewards penalised him after his racing incident with Jason Plato while battling for the lead of the third race.
In what was a surprise to the majority of those who witnessed the incident, the stewards judged the 24-year-old from Kirkcaldy to have unfairly knocked Plato’s Chevrolet Lacetti out of the lead and into a major slide. The stewards then decided to award Adam a four-second penalty which dropped him to second place in the results.
As a result, the young Scot slips from fourth to fifth in the championship standings behind Plato who moves up to fourth.