BTCC boss clamps down after Austin admits cheating

BTCC boss Alan Gow has said drivers, and those associated with them, will no longer be permitted to make the reverse grid draw to determine the starting order for the third race of each touring car weekend.

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Rob Austin signs autographs, yesterday

It comes after Rob Austin admitted to ITV's Louise Goodman that he had cheated when drawing the number 10 from the bowl yesterday, putting himself on pole position.

The draw was remade after officials noticed Austin's suspicious action when drawing the ball

Gow said tonight, "In future no current driver, or anyone associated with a current driver or team, will make the draw."

The practice of the draw being made by the tenth-placed finisher began towards the end of 2013. It had previously been done by celebrities or former drivers.