Perez handed incorrect jump start penalty in Ginetta Junior race two
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.”