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Sébastien Loeb hit with penalty after Muller contact

Sébastien Loeb has been given a post-race thirty second penalty after contact with Citroën team-mate Yvan Muller in the second World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race in Shanghai, dropping him from fourth to 12th.

Loeb hit fellow Frenchman Muller at the hairpin on the second lap of the race whilst trying to pass for fifth position. However the two C-Elysée drivers made contact and Loeb clipped the right-rear wheel of Muller’s car, immediately breaking his suspension.

The race stewards deemed that Loeb was at fault for the incident, handing him a post-race drive-through penalty which has been applied as a 30-second time penalty, dropping him out of the points to 12th.

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The move was crucial in the championship fight, resulting in leader José María López opening up a huge 93-point lead thanks to Muller’s non-score.

Revised top ten result

1 25 TC1 Mehdi BENNANI Proteam Racing Honda Civic WTCC 14 26:21.882 1:51.631 1
2 18 TC1 Tiago MONTEIRO Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 14 2.59 1:51.916 5
3 37 TC1 José María LÓPEZ Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 14 4.041 1:52.406 10
4 5 TC1 Norbert MICHELISZ Zengő Motorsport Honda Civic WTCC 14 13.976 1:52.547 7
5 33 TC1 MA Qing Hua Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 14 14.416 1:52.921 9
6 4 TC1 Tom CORONEL ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 14 21.725 1:52.560 11
7 3 TC1 Tom CHILTON ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 14 22.933 1:53.112 3
8 7 TC1 Hugo VALENTE Campos Racing Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 14 27.276 1:52.576 2
9 98 TC1 Dušan BORKOVIĆ NIS Petrol by Campos Racing Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 14 27.855 1:52.504 12
10 11 TC1 James THOMPSON LADA Sport LADA Granta 1.6T 14 28.028 1:53.412 20

Complete race results

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