BRSCC Avon Tyres National Formula Ford 1600 Clubman class points leader John Svensson’s exclusion from race one has been overturned on appeal.
The Van Diemen driver was initially disqualified from the Croft opener for ‘driving in a manner incompatible with general safety’ following a lap one collision with Kevin Mills Racing’s Michael Macpherson.
Macpherson was forced to retire his Spectrum with wishbone and steering arm damage on the front-left of his car, while Svensson took class victory in 10th overall having been able to carry on.
After appealing to the stewards, Svensson was reinstated into the results to take his fourth class win of the season.
“As I said from the start it was a racing accident, it was inevitable contact,” he told FF1600website.
“We could go all together and without any trouble and that’s it.
“It is a pity that we had to do the appeal and that we had to go the clerk of the race and so on because that’s not the way I’d like the racing to happen.
“For me, racing is racing. It is hard on the track, but not crashing into each other of course.
“But for that particular crash, I was in total control of the car and did not lock anything.”
Macpherson was forced to retire after the clash and will start race two from the back row of the grid.