Following reports in the media regarding SEAT Sport UK's exclusion from Round 10 of the 2008 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton (Sunday 18th  May), the team would like to make clear that it understands and fully accepts the decision of the race officials.

Some verbal comments were made by Jason Plato immediately after Round 10, when the full detail of events weren't entirely clear to him at the time.

SEAT Sport UK wishes to unreservedly withdraw those remarks.  We acknowledge that the regulations were correctly applied, that the appropriate penalty was imposed and apologise for any embarrassment to the Championship and its officials, or for any confusion, that those initial comments may have caused.

SEAT Sport UK will not make any further comment on this subject and look forward to continuing to work closely with the BTCC to develop the growing popularity of Britain's premier motorsport series.