Vernay and Vervisch excluded for overboosting, teams to appeal

Vernay and Vervisch excluded for overboosting, teams to appeal

Jean-Karl Vernay
Photo: Florent Gooden / DPPI

Jean-Karl Vernay and Frédéric Vervisch have been excluded from the results of the first FIA World Touring Car Cup race on the streets of Vila Real, with their Audis having been adjudged to have overboosted.

Vernay had originally finished the race in tenth position, taking home six points for the result, but his exclusion from the results means he loses vital championship points.

Vervisch’s exclusion has less significance, as the Belgian was outside the points anyway in 20th position.

The official stewards decision for Vernay states that “during the post-race one scrutineering procedure, Car 69 was found to be disrespecting the maximum boost pressure published in the BoP Chart for the event (TC-R2019/11). The % low Overboosts points was 0.45% instead of 0.30%”.

Vervisch had the same justification, with a 0.44% overboost.

Both teams are to appeal the decision to the FIA International Court of Appeal (ICA) in line with their rights according to Article 15 of the FIA International Sporting Code. Therefore, the results of race one remain provisional.

Revised race result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 5 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 11 LAPS 2:03.019 1
2 68 Yann EHRLACHER Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 11 2.291 2:02.879 3
3 8 Augusto FARFUS BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 3.009 2:03.245 2
4 12 Rob HUFF SLR VW Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 11 3.538 2:02.977 4
5 88 Nicky CATSBURG BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 7.630 2:03.169 6
6 21 Aurélien PANIS Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing CUPRA TCR 11 8.437 2:03.243 7
7 14 Johan KRISTOFFERSSON SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 11 10.344 2:03.006 8
8 11 Thed BJÖRK Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 11 11.349 2:03.041 9
9 100 Yvan MULLER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 11 16.051 2:03.465 12
10 29 Néstor GIROLAMI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 11 19.081 2:03.888 13
11 111 Andy PRIAULX Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 11 22.000 2:03.839 15
12 96 Mikel AZCONA PWR Racing CUPRA TCR 11 22.775 2:04.082 17
13 55 Ma QING HUA Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 11 23.735 2:03.965 5
14 10 Niels LANGEVELD Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 26.254 2:04.434 18
15 33 Benjamin LEUCHTER SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 11 28.016 2:04.475 19
16 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 29.525 2:04.578 20
17 50 Tom CORONEL Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing CUPRA TCR 11 29.757 2:04.336 21
18 31 Kevin CECCON Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 11 30.743 2:04.255 25
19 9 Attila TASSI KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR 11 33.515 2:04.092 22
20 25 Mehdi BENNANI SLR VW Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 11 34.014 2:04.098 23
21 18 Tiago MONTEIRO KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR 11 40.051 2:04.149 14
22 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 11 53.762 2:04.044 16
23 37 Daniel HAGLÖF PWR Racing CUPRA TCR 11 53.926 2:04.051 26
R 1 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 DNF 2:04.276 10
EX 22 Frédéric VERVISCH Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 32.409 2:04.721 24
EX 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 17.248 2:03.969 11