I watched the BTCC races from Donnington the other evening and whilst I admire the courage and determination of many of the drivers, isn't it about time the commentators and the authorities finally used the word CHEATING to describe some of the ever-so-forceful driving tactics. As was said, it's not supposed to be a contact sport, although it's had it's fair share of clashes over the years, but Plato's tactics with Sheddon, who he nudged all the way down the straight until Sheddon had to go straight on allowing Plato through to second place, is simply put CHEATING. Just as if a footballer falls in the penalty area having received just the slightest of touches, to get an unwarranted penalty, it's CHEATING and the sooner people stop using the over-used term RACING INCIDENT and substituted the word CHEATING, the sooner something will get done about it. Plato's big crash in the second race he described as a racing incident. He'd come out of a lefthand bend and even though there was another car almost alongside, he tried to slice his nose off. BULLYING in fact.
I guess in an event where the differences between the various cars is so minute, some drivers choose to take desperate measures.
Edited by Paul Rochdale, 18 April 2012 - 07:56.