Ma Qing Hua penalised for Rob Huff contact

Ma Qing Hua penalised for Rob Huff contact

Ma Qing Hua
Photo: Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI

Ma Qing Hua was handed a post-race five-second penalty in the second World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) race on the streets of Wuhan, after the Honda driver knocked Rob Huff out of the points.

Ma had originally been classified in eighth but was given a post-race five-second penalty for the contact with Huff at the hairpin on lap nine. The bump also allowed YMR’s Yvan Muller to pass, and left the Brit facing no points from the race.

The change to the result promotes Comtoyou Racing’s Denis Dupont to eighth, YMR’s Muller to ninth and Huff into tenth, with Ma being classified in 12th behind Team Mulsanne’s Kevin Ceccon after the penalty.

Elsewhere, Campos Racing’s John Filippi has been given a drop of ten grid places for the next race in Japan for contact with YMR’s Thed Björk in the same race.

Münnich Motorsport’s Timo Scheider faces a grid drop of three places in the next race at Suzuka after contact with Gabriele Tarquini in the second race.

Revised race two result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 25 Mehdi BENNANI Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 25:35.996 1:24.456 1
2 7 Aurélien COMTE DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 18 0.478 1:24.645 3
3 23 Nathanaël BERTHON Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS 18 0.618 1:24.704 5
4 74 Pepe ORIOLA Team Oscaro by Campos Racing CUPRA TCR 18 5.115 1:24.707 4
5 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS 18 5.516 1:24.734 7
6 22 Frédéric VERVISCH Audi Sport Team Comtoyou Audi RS3 LMS 18 5.988 1:24.563 9
7 21 Aurélien PANIS Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS 18 6.489 1:24.537 11
8 20 Denis DUPONT Audi Sport Team Comtoyou Audi RS3 LMS 18 11.585 1:24.596 8
9 48 Yvan MULLER YMR Hyundai i30 N TCR 18 12.176 1:24.950 15
10 12 Rob HUFF Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 12.482 1:24.668 13
11 31 Kevin CECCON Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 18 13.814 1:24.825 12
12 55 MA Qing Hua Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 18 15.229 1:24.630 2
13 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 18 15.373 1:24.860 6
14 5 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 18 16.025 1:25.365 21
15 68 Yann EHRLACHER ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 18 16.664 1:25.199 20
16 88 Fabrizio GIOVANARDI Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 18 26.507 1:25.575 24
17 66 Zsolt Dávid SZABÓ Zengő Motorsport CUPRA TCR 18 41.252 1:25.514 22
R 8 Norbert NAGY Zengő Motorsport CUPRA TCR 13 DNF 1:25.546 23
R 30 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 DNF 1:25.286 16
R 9 Tom CORONEL Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 7 DNF 1:25.601 25
R 11 Thed BJÖRK YMR Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 DNF 1:25.275 14
R 27 John FILIPPI Team Oscaro by Campos Racing CUPRA TCR 3 DNF 1:25.324 17
R 42 Timo SCHEIDER ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 3 DNF 12:40.628 18
R 70 Mat’o HOMOLA DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 1 DNF N/A 19
R 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS 1 DNF N/A 10