Perez handed in­cor­rect jump start penalty in Ginetta Ju­nior race two

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Ginetta Ju­nior racer Seb Perez was the vic­tim of an of­fi­ci­at­ing er­ror at Knock­hill last week­end as he was in­cor­rectly pe­nalised for a jump start.

The JHR Devel­op­ments racer made a bril­liant start to the sec­ond race in Scot­land and shot into the lead. But af­ter three laps he and sec­ond-placed Stu­art Mid­dle­ton were handed driv­ethrough penal­ties for false starts af­ter ob­ser­va­tions from the judges of fact.

Af­ter the race, the start was reviewed and Perez was found to have made a le­gal get­away, while race win­ner Seb Pri­aulx and third-placed Daniel Harper were guilty of launch­ing ahead of the lights and given time penal­ties.

Perez, who had taken his maiden vic­tory in the opener, said: “It’s such a shame to come from such a high to that low. I saw the black flag [for his driv­ethough] but I was con­vinced I hadn’t jumped the start. The of­fi­cials have a dif­fi­cult job, but the de­ci­sion has ru­ined my last two races and would have pushed me well up the points ta­ble. It’s one of those things – it was out of my con­trol.”

Perez’s lead didn’t last long

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