Priaulx Takes Points Lead As JHR Trio Win Thruxton Appeal

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JHR Developments drivers Sebastian Priaulx, Matt Luff and Harry Dyson have been reinstated to the results of the Thruxton meeting following a successful appeal at the MSA National Court.

The trio were initially excluded from the event due to engine infringements found on their Ginetta G40’s following post-event scrutineering checks.

Priaulx and Dyson both lost the points they accumulated in the Thruxton races, whilst all three also incurred a seventy point penalty, the equivalent of two race wins.

JHR appealed the decision to the MSA National court, the final court in UK motorsport, with the independent panel deciding to allow the appeals based on the evidence provided.

The reinstatement of the championship points has moved Priaulx to the top of the championship standings, while Dyson has moved to second in the Rookie class standings.

In a statement, Priaulx said: “I’m really pleased that this matter has been resolved and that the correct decision has been made.

“Since this unfortunate episode unfolded, we’ve gone on to enjoy our best ever run of performances in the championship, taking three pole positions and four race wins in the last five races.

“I’m delighted to have been given back the points we’d earned and heading into the second half of the season in the championship lead is a fantastic boost.”