Eurotech Racing‘s Andrew Jordan has been handed a six-place grid penalty for the next round of the season at Knockhill later this month, after picking up a third driving standards penalty of the season from a race two misdemeanour at Snetterton.
The Pirtek Racing man becomes the latest man to suffer the full force of the new ‘three-strike’ punishment system introduced for the 2013 season, where a six-place grid penalty will be applied for a driver who commits three driving standards offences during the season.
Jordan’s third strike of the season follows from an incident involving himself and Gordon Shedden during a battle for fourth in race two, where the pair swapped places on two occasions during lap four before Jordan made contact with the back of the Honda Yuasa Racing driver and forced him wide at Oggies, Jordan going on to win the race where he was later handed a £500 fine and slapped with two penalty points.
The reigning Independent champion, who closed the points gap to just nine behind championship leader Matt Neal after the Snetterton visit, will therefore serve his six-place grid drop at the opening race at Knockhill when the series next returns on August 24-25.
Shedden himself avoided any result-modifying penalties, but clocked a £500 fine himself and received three penalty points for an incident in the day’s final race with Colin Turkington, which saw the Scot tag his Irish competitor’s BMW into a spin while the pair battled for the lead.