Mehdi Bennani was given a post-race two-second penalty for contact with Volvo’s Nicky Catsburg in the Main world Touring Car Championship race in Morocco, dropping him to sixth in the classification.
Bennani was penalised for nudging Catsburg wide at Turn 3, which gave the Moroccan racer fourth position – a place he would hold on the track until the chequered flag.
However the race official deemed that the move was unfair after the race, and Bennani was subsequently handed a two-second penalty, which not only moved Catsburg back up to fourth but also allowed Bennani’s Sébastien Loeb Racing team-mate Tom Chilton into fifth.
The penalty means that Bennani drops from third in the championship standings to fourth, with the Citroën racer now on 26 points, 17 adrift of the championship lead.
There were no other penalties after the Main Race.
Revised race result
|1||18||Tiago MONTEIRO||Honda Racing Team JAS||Honda Civic WTCC||23||34:00.997||1:23.853||1|
|2||5||Norbert MICHELISZ||Honda Racing Team JAS||Honda Civic WTCC||23||0.751||1:24.556||3|
|3||61||Néstor GIROLAMI||Polestar Cyan Racing||Volvo S60 Polestar||23||2.120||1:24.282||2|
|4||63||Nicky CATSBURG||Polestar Cyan Racing||Volvo S60 Polestar||23||3.702||1:24.611||5|
|5||3||Tom CHILTON||Sébastien Loeb Racing||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||23||4.519||1:24.697||7|
|6||25||Mehdi BENNANI||Sébastien Loeb Racing||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||23||4.847||1:24.296||4|
|7||62||Thed BJÖRK||Polestar Cyan Racing||Volvo S60 Polestar||23||5.073||1:24.637||6|
|8||9||Tom CORONEL||ROAL Motorsport||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||23||6.363||1:24.788||9|
|9||12||Rob HUFF||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||23||7.658||1:24.746||13|
|10||34||Ryo MICHIGAMI||Honda Racing Team JAS||Honda Civic WTCC||23||12.197||1:24.639||11|
|11||27||John FILIPPI||Sébastien Loeb Racing||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||23||20.402||1:25.466||14|
|12||68||Yann EHRLACHER||RC Motorsport||LADA Vesta WTCC||23||22.035||1:25.376||15|
|13||86||Esteban GUERRIERI||Campos Racing||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||23||22.308||1:23.624||8|
|14||99||Dániel NAGY||Zengő Motorsport Kft||Honda Civic WTCC||23||42.880||1:26.572||10|
|R||8||Aurélien PANIS||Zengő Motorsport Kft||Honda Civic WTCC||4||DNF||1:24.770||12|