Raft of penalties handed out after Nürburgring races

Raft of penalties handed out after Nürburgring races

Esteban Guerrieri
Photo: Florent Gooden / DPPI

Gordon Shedden, Esteban Guerrieri and Mehdi Bennani were amongst the drivers hit with post-race penalties after the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) races on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Shedden was deemed to be at fault for the incident with Gabriele Tarquini in race two, which saw the points leader crash out and sustain damage to his Hyundai that prevented him from starting race three.

As a result the stewards handed the Scot a post-race 30-second penalty in lieu of a drive-through for the incident, dropping him to last place.

Münnich Motorsport’s Esteban Guerrieri was hit with an in-race 10-second penalty for contact with Norbert Michelisz at Turn 25 in the final race of the weekend, dropping him from fourth to eighth position.

Sébastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani was handed a five-second post-race penalty for causing a collision with Gordon Shedden at Turn 8 in the final race.

Shedden also received contact from DG Sport Compétition’s Mat’o Homola at Turn 17 in the last race, which resulted in the Slovakian racer being handed a five-second post-race penalty.

BRC Racing’s Norbert Michelisz received a five-place grid penalty for the next race after he caused a collision with Rob Huff at Turn 38 in race two, although the stewards elected not to change the race result.

Elsewhere James Thompson was excluded from the results of race two due to the Münnich Motorsport team having started work on the car before the repair time started, without seeking the neutralisation of the Parc Fermé conditions.

As a result of this, a further penalty was handed down in race three, which saw Thompson given a 40-second time penalty, in lieu of a stop-and-go penalty, on top of his finishing time.

Revised race two result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 27:11.856 9:03.933 3
2 74 Pepe ORIOLA Team Oscaro by Campos Racing CUPRA TCR 3 1.148 9:04.237 1
3 22 Frédéric VERVISCH Audi Sport Team Comtoyou Audi RS3 LMS 3 2.988 9:03.746 9
4 48 Yvan MULLER YMR Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 3.787 9:03.855 7
5 5 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 4.088 9:02.527 8
6 68 Yann EHRLACHER ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 4.573 9:03.583 6
7 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS 3 6.148 9:04.356 11
8 23 Nathanaël BERTHON Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS 3 15.824 9:04.537 12
9 9 Tom CORONEL Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 16.224 9:03.941 13
10 25 Mehdi BENNANI Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 3 17.595 9:04.500 16
11 20 Denis DUPONT Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS 3 18.026 9:04.620 21
12 21 Aurélien PANIS Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS 3 21.045 9:05.593 18
13 7 Aurélien COMTE DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 3 23.588 9:07.156 22
14 70 Mat’o HOMOLA DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 3 24.094 9:06.658 19
15 10 Gianni MORBIDELLI Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 3 27.092 9:06.180 23
16 94 Kris RICHARD KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 39.123 9:12.937 27
17 8 Norbert NAGY Zengő Motorsport CUPRA TCR 3 40.422 9:09.304 25
18 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS 3 44.954 9:07.353 15
EX 15 James THOMPSON ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 1:19.246 9:20.960 20
R 27 John FILIPPI Team Oscaro by Campos Racing CUPRA TCR 2 DNF 9:06.237 17
R 11 Thed BJÖRK YMR Hyundai i30 N TCR 1 DNF N/A 10
R 88 Fabrizio GIOVANARDI Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 1 DNF N/A 24
R 63 Benjamin LESSENNES Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR 1 DNF N/A 5
R 33 René RAST Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS 0 DNF N/A 2
R 12 Rob HUFF Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 0 DNF N/A 4
R 30 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 0 DNF N/A 14
R 66 Zsolt Dávid SZABÓ Zengő Motorsport CUPRA TCR 0 DNF N/A 26

Revised race three result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 11 Thed BJÖRK YMR Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 26:59.737 9:00.049 1
2 22 Frédéric VERVISCH Audi Sport Team Comtoyou Audi RS3 LMS 3 0.793 8:59.076 2
3 48 Yvan MULLER YMR Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 8.947 9:02.880 4
4 63 Benjamin LESSENNES Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 13.088 9:01.989 6
5 23 Nathanaël BERTHON Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS 3 15.900 9:03.836 12
6 74 Pepe ORIOLA Team Oscaro by Campos Racing CUPRA TCR 3 18.077 9:04.416 10
7 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS 3 18.858 9:04.233 11
8 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 20.472 9:02.050 8
9 25 Mehdi BENNANI Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 3 24.548 9:03.806 16
10 9 Tom CORONEL Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 24.614 9:05.019 13
11 21 Aurélien PANIS Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS 3 25.054 9:05.016 18
12 20 Denis DUPONT Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS 3 30.123 9:06.755 21
13 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS 3 30.584 9:09.974 15
14 88 Fabrizio GIOVANARDI Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 3 31.004 9:07.505 24
15 7 Aurélien COMTE DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 3 33.476 9:08.541 22
16 70 Mat’o HOMOLA DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 3 33.639 9:07.239 19
17 8 Norbert NAGY Zengő Motorsport CUPRA TCR 3 36.231 9:08.381 25
18 94 Kris RICHARD KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 36.453 9:08.122 27
19 15 James THOMPSON ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 3 33.162 9:09.092 20
20 27 John FILIPPI Team Oscaro by Campos Racing CUPRA TCR 3 1:14.658 9:03.632 17
R 68 Yann EHRLACHER ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 2 DNF 9:02.968 5
R 12 Rob HUFF Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 2 DNF 9:02.626 7
R 5 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 2 DNF 9:04.105 3
R 10 Gianni MORBIDELLI Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 2 DNF 9:08.374 23
NS 66 Zsolt Dávid SZABÓ Zengő Motorsport CUPRA TCR DNS N/A 26
NS 30 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR DNS N/A 14
NS 33 René RAST Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS DNS N/A 9