Tony Gilham gains podium place in British Touring Cars
Tony Gilham was promoted onto the British Touring Car podium
after a controversial post-race investigation at Donington Park on
Mat Jackson - racing for Wrotham-based team Redstone Racing -
had taken the win in the third and final race but was stripped of
the honour after a technical infringement.
Jackson had earlier tasted victory in race one but a second
success was ruled out after officials found that his Ford Focus ST
had exceeded permitted turbo boost limits.
That promoted every driver up one place and Dartford's Gilham,
who had taken fourth, was moved up another place to third.
It was an impressive finish to an ever-improving performance
over the weekend during round two of the championship.
Independent driver Gilham, 32, now sits inside the top 10 driver
standings. He had started the weekend with an 18th place qualifying
position and after finishing race one in 14th, he improved to
seventh in race two, before being rewarded with a place on the
podium in the final race.
For Jackson and the Redstone team it was proved to be a mixed
weekend, after starting so well with a win in the opener.
Jackson said: "It's a shame to have lost the win from race three
as I feel I could have won it if the car wasn't faulty after our
pace in races one and two.
"We've proven to ourselves this weekend we've got the pace in
the car and the two great results in races one and two show