26/05/2017

Pattison declared Donington race two winner after MSA appeal

Lee Pattison has been declared the winner of the Renault UK Clio Cup’s fourth round at Donington Park in April after being reinstated in the results on appeal – meaning he moves up to second in the drivers’ standings.
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Pattison had been leading the race when it was stopped (red-flagged) just moments after he and WDE Motorsport team-mate Paul Rivett tangled in slippery conditions and went off the track.

At the time Pattison had been deemed to be the cause of the red flag because his car – following the collision – had come to rest in a dangerous position.

This meant that he could not be included in the results so the victory was handed to Rivett ahead of Ciceley Motorsport’s Max Coates and Team Pyro’s Mike Bushell. An appeal against the decision by Pattison was rejected that evening.

However he then challenged this by taking it to UK motor sport’s governing body the Motor Sport Association’s National Court of Appeal which, having heard further evidence, has ruled in his favour.

It means Pattison is the winner of the race ahead of Rivett and Coates with Bushell in fourth – these three all dropping a position and therefore points and that has an immediate effect at the top of the championship.

Pattison, now with 32 points more, takes over second in the standings from Rivett and moves to within 37 of leader Bushell.

The decision also has an affect on the teams’ standings as it gives WDE a 1-2 result (Pattison first; Rivett second). This brings WDE to within just six points of Pyro at the top of the table – 377 vs 371.

CLICK HERE for the revised championship points.