Penalty points wipe nar­rows Cater­ham gap

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

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.

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