Bushell hits out at costly penalty
Former Renault UK Clio Cup champion Mike Bushell questioned the penalty that denied him his first victory since returning to the category this season.
The Pyro driver led every lap of the second race at Thruxton last weekend but was handed a five-second time penalty for exceeding track limits, which dropped him to second.
“I’m gutted – it feels like I’ve been robbed,” said the 2014 champion. “I didn’t drive any different in that race to the rest of the weekend. I know I’ve closed the gap to Paul [Rivett] to six points, but that should be two.”
Bushell finished third in the opener after qualifying on pole for both races.
His 0.989s advantage over second-placed Rivett was the largest gap between the top two qualifiers in recent Clio Cup history.