Sporting Digest: Motor Racing

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ALFA ROMEO yesterday lost an appeal against disqualification from two races in this season's Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship. The RAC British Motor Sports Council upheld a decision of the Snetterton scrutineers that the Alfa Romeo cars were presented at the race on 2 May with their front spoilers not in the same position as supplied on road-going models when they are sold. The Italian team won at Snetterton and also at Silverstone on 15 May when they competed under the same conditions. The decision costs Alfa driver Gabriele Tarquini the championship lead. The championship resumes on Monday at Oulton Park.