Yvan Muller’s Q3 lap thrown out for overboost, Yann Ehrlacher gets pole

Yvan Muller’s Q3 lap thrown out for overboost, Yann Ehrlacher gets pole

Yvan Muller
Photo: Clement Luck / DPPI

Yvan Muller has been stripped off his pole position for the final FIA World Touring Car Cup race at Zandvoort, handing team-mate Yann Ehrlacher pole, after a turbo overboost.

Muller had been a clear four tenths faster than any other driver in Q3, but technical inspections revealed that his Lynk & Co 03 had exceeded the turbo pressure limit.

The Frenchman will thus start race three from fifth, handing Ehrlacher pole and also moving Thed Björk up to second, Norbert Michelisz up to third and Augusto Farfus up to fourth.

Muller will start the reverse grid second race from sixth, after he only had his Q3 time removed.