Roberts back in Juniors after ban overturned
Ginetta Junior racer Cameron Roberts returned to the grid at Knockhill last weekend after a three-month ban was overturned by the MSA National Court.
The JHR Developments driver was forced to miss the Snetterton races last month after wracking up 12 points on his licence at the previous meeting at Croft thanks to a collision with Tom Wood.
However, Roberts appealed the decision to give him a threemonth ban and was successful.
“It was a strange scenario,” he said. “I got my ban overturned – I had to go to the MSA National Court. I think they gave me the benefit of the doubt.”
In his report from the court hearing, Tony Scott Andrews said: “The court has heard evidence as to Mr Roberts personal circumstances from Mr Roberts himself and from his team manager/guardian Mr Jules Phillips and is satisfied that the effect of a continuing suspension of licence would indeed cause exceptional hardship for Mr Roberts.
“The court orders that the three month suspension which commenced on June 19 is accordingly reduced such that the suspension will end as of today’s date [August 2].”
Roberts had a difficult weekend at Knockhill, despite topping the times in Friday testing. He had a five-place penalty for the opener because of the ban and his best result from the three races was eighth in the finale.
Roberts had tough return at Knockhill