Turkington Excluded From Race Three


Colin Turkington‘s stellar weekend at Knockhill suffered a blow after proceedings reached an end when he was thrown out of the results from race three for boost-related reasons.

The Irishman had won the opening two races of the day and launched himself right back into title contention, following the results up with a fourth in race three behind team-mate Rob Collard.

However, it transpired after the race during technical checks that the two-litre turbocharged engine in the eBay Motors BMW 125i machine of Turkington had been overboosting during the course of the final 26-lapper.

Turkington has therefore been thrown out of the results of the last encounter, meaning he drops to fourth in the championship once again, now 30 points behind Matt Neal after being stripped of his 13 points.

The race officials were left very busy at the end of the day, Aron Smith handed a £500 fine and a six-place grid penalty for the next round at Knockhill following clashes with Warren Scott and Mike Bushell, while Nick Foster recieved a reprimand for his part in the incident with Paul O’Neill in race one.