Andrew Jordan has been handed a 10-place grid penalty for the next British Touring Car Championship meeting at Snetterton for his part in a race three incident with Fabrizio Giovanardi at Croft.
The 25-year-old took his fourth victory of the season a scrappy final race of the day in the fifth event of the 2014 season at the North Yorkshire venue, but made contact with the back of Giovanardi’s Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST heading through the quick Barcroft right-hander on lap one of the 18-lap race.
The contact sent Giovanardi spinning against the tyre barriers which ultimately caused terminal damage to the front end of the Ford, Jordan taking the lead and racing away to an untroubled fourth win of the season.
The Pirtek Racing Honda Civic driver said that he felt Giovanardi might have been off the throttle and slowing when the two made contact, the stewards otherwise deciding that the reigning champion was at fault as they handed out a 10-place grid penalty to be applied at the next round at Snetterton on 2/3 August.
Jordan’s team-mate Martin Depper also suffered a three-second penalty which was applied to his race three result, adjudged for contact with Triple Eight‘s Sam Tordoff which drops him from 11th to 13th.