Jordan, Collard Grid Penalties Overturned

Both Andrew Jordan and Rob Collard have been successful in their appeals against grid penalties for this weekend’s sixth British Touring Car Championship meeting of the season at Snetterton.

Reigning champion Jordan was handed a 10-place grid penalty for the Norfolk meeting after contact with the Airwaves Racing Ford Focus ST of Fabrizio Giovanardi in the final race of the day at Croft in June.

Jordan went on to win the race while his Italian rival was sent spinning at Barcroft against the barriers, Giovanardi arguing his case for the incident while Jordan commented that Giovanardi suddenly slowed down uncharacteristically heading into the corner.

Evidence was traded between the stewards and Jordan’s Pirtek Racing squad, and the decision was made on Friday to overturn the Honda driver’s penalty for this weekend’s visit to Snetterton.

West Surrey Racing‘s Collard meanwhile was handed a five-place grid penalty in the same race for a separate incident with the Vauxhall Insignia of Jack Goff during one of the many dices in the pack. The BMW driver, like Jordan, won his appeal and will therefore start wherever he qualifies on Saturday.

Qualifying for round 16 is scheduled to take place at 15:20 this afternoon, and you can follow all the weekend action here with The Checkered Flag.