The drivers had differing views of the incident, Rydell claiming he was hit by Cleland, while the Scot insisted there was no contact and Rydell simply lost control.
Rydell's plan to reduce Cleland's Championship lead had started well earlier in the day. He passed the Scotsman on the opening lap of the first race, but Hoy made a stunning start from third on the grid to take the lead.
Despite intense pressure, Hoy held on to win his first race for three years. Rydell and Cleland completed the top three.Reuse content