Penalty points wipe narrows Caterham gap
An initiative introduced at the start of the year has reduced the gap between the top two drivers in the Caterham Roadsports championship ahead of the final round of the season at Donington Park this weekend.
Daniel Quintero received a nine-point deduction for a driving standards breach at Anglesey, calculated by multiplying by three the number of points applied to his MSA licence as a result of the offence. But under a new Caterham directive, Quintero successfully applied to the championship clerk to complete a day’s marshalling. Successful drivers then have their points penalty lifted, although the licence points still stand.
Quintero completed the day and has had his lost points reinstated. With dropped scores accounted for, he now effectively trails Russ Olivant’s tally of 236 points by just four with two races to run and 52 points on offer.