Multiple penalties handed out after races two and three

Multiple penalties handed out after races two and three

Tiago Monteiro
Photo: Florent Gooden / DPPI

Multiple penalties were handed out after the second and third FIA World Touring Car Cup races at Suzuka, with KCMG’s Tiago Monteiro and Tiago Monteiro the biggest losers in the aftermath of race three.

One penalty was issued in race two, with SLR’s Benjamin Leuchter being handed a post-race 1.5-second penalty for having made contact with Néstor Girolami – the penalty handing Girolami back 11th position and putting Leuchter in 12th.

In race three, Monteiro was given a ten second penalty for taking to the pitlane entrance on the final lap, behind the safety car. It actually lost the Honda driver third, and he crossed the finish line in fourth, but the subsequent penalty demoted him to 15th.

Ceccon was given a post-race five-second penalty for contact with Rob Huff. The penalty dropped him from third to sixth.

BRC Racing’s Augusto Farfus was given a post-race 30-second penalty, in lieu of a drive through, for contact with Cyan Racing’s Yann Ehrlacher, dropping him to last.

Ehrlacher was also penalised for contact with Farfus, but it dropped the Frenchman from 17th to 19th.

Nicky Catsburg crossed the finish line in 11th but was handed a two-second penalty for passing under the safety car, dropping the BRC driver to 14th.

KCMG’s Attila Tassi had already been given a five-second penalty during the race for having been out of his grid box at the start of the race.

In championship terms, the penalties have moved Norbert Michelisz one point closer to Esteban Guerrieri in the drivers’ title battle.

Amended race two result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 5 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR 24 22:01.538 53.888 1
2 12 Rob HUFF SLR VW Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 24 0.293 53.968 2
3 1 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR 24 8.205 54.075 3
4 31 Kevin CECCON Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 24 8.531 54.111 4
5 11 Thed BJÖRK Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 24 11.102 54.299 5
6 18 Tiago MONTEIRO KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR 24 11.330 54.446 8
7 14 Johan KRISTOFFERSSON SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 24 11.699 54.390 9
8 96 Mikel AZCONA PWR Racing CUPRA TCR 24 12.114 54.481 7
9 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 24 12.883 54.566 13
10 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 24 18.072 54.450 6
11 29 Néstor GIROLAMI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 24 19.580 54.554 11
12 33 Benjamin LEUCHTER SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 24 19.773 54.647 12
13 22 Frédéric VERVISCH Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 24 19.958 54.879 18
14 100 Yvan MULLER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 24 20.134 54.536 17
15 68 Yann EHRLACHER Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 24 20.367 54.892 15
16 111 Andy PRIAULX Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 24 20.741 54.891 16
17 7 Ryuichiro TOMITA Audi Team Hitotsuyama Audi RS3 LMS TCR 24 21.025 54.945 14
18 88 Nicky CATSBURG BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 24 21.517 54.962 19
19 21 Aurélien PANIS Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing CUPRA TCR 24 22.517 54.914 27
20 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 24 26.168 54.918 26
21 8 Augusto FARFUS BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 24 28.366 55.027 28
22 50 Tom CORONEL Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing CUPRA TCR 24 29.493 54.952 29
23 55 Ma QING HUA Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 24 30.037 54.753 23
24 9 Attila TASSI KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR 24 32.744 54.941 10
25 77 Ritomo MIYATA Audi Team Hitotsuyama Audi RS3 LMS TCR 24 32.902 54.922 22
26 37 Daniel HAGLÖF PWR Racing CUPRA TCR 24 33.112 54.825 24
27 25 Mehdi BENNANI SLR VW Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 24 33.504 54.960 20
28 19 Jim KA TO KC Motorgroup Honda Civic Type R TCR 24 52.139 55.299 21
R 10 Niels LANGEVELD Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 15 DNF 54.895 25

Amended race three result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 14 Johan KRISTOFFERSSON SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 30 30:07.581 53.912 1
2 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 30 3.070 54.515 4
3 11 Thed BJÖRK Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 30 11.063 54.652 6
4 1 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR 30 11.715 54.685 8
5 111 Andy PRIAULX Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 30 12.545 54.824 5
6 31 Kevin CECCON Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 30 7.586 54.878 7
7 12 Rob HUFF SLR VW Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 30 13.104 54.801 9
8 5 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR 30 13.864 54.984 10
9 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 30 14.838 54.845 14
10 33 Benjamin LEUCHTER SLR Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 30 18.942 54.676 13
11 22 Frédéric VERVISCH Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 30 19.252 54.600 18
12 29 Néstor GIROLAMI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 30 19.770 55.171 12
13 100 Yvan MULLER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 30 19.952 54.597 17
14 88 Nicky CATSBURG BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 30 20.340 54.590 19
15 18 Tiago MONTEIRO KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR 30 10.394 54.334 2
16 9 Attila TASSI KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR 30 22.087 55.078 11
17 21 Aurélien PANIS Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing CUPRA TCR 30 23.476 54.569 27
18 96 Mikel AZCONA PWR Racing CUPRA TCR 30 24.001 54.580 3
19 68 Yann EHRLACHER Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 30 26.812 54.744 16
20 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 30 27.669 55.102 26
21 19 Jim KA TO KC Motorgroup Honda Civic Type R TCR 30 40.961 55.327 21
22 8 Augusto FARFUS BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 30 51.068 54.405 28
R 7 Ryuichiro TOMITA Audi Team Hitotsuyama Audi RS3 LMS TCR 27 DNF 54.456 15
R 37 Daniel HAGLÖF PWR Racing CUPRA TCR 26 DNF 55.099 24
R 10 Niels LANGEVELD Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 24 DNF 54.201 25
R 55 Ma QING HUA Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR 11 DNF 56.550 23
R 25 Mehdi BENNANI SLR VW Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 1 DNF N/A 20
R 77 Ritomo MIYATA Audi Team Hitotsuyama Audi RS3 LMS TCR 0 DNF N/A 22
R 50 Tom CORONEL Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing CUPRA TCR 0 DNF N/A 29