Austin exclusion stands

Rob Austin's appeal against his exclusion from round eight of the BTCC at Thruxton last weekend has failed.

Rob Austin

Race officials decided he was to blame for the crash which saw Nick Foster's BMW spinning off the track at Church and jumping over the tyre barrier.

"I believe I have a reputation for being a clean driver so I’m somewhat disappointed with the decision to exclude me," said Austin.

"I genuinely don’t believe I was at fault for what happened but the officials have made their decision so I’ll just have to take it on the chin. I guess the key will be to qualify further up the grid in future where these sorts of situations don’t tend to happen.

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