Tom Coronel came to blows with two of the four factory-backed Hyundai drivers in race two at the Hungaroring, while Jean-Karl Vernay and José Manuel Sapag were also penalised for their own misdemeanours in race one.
Coronel had suffered a tricky qualifying session on Saturday, and was eager to make fast progress through the field. Unfortunately, that eagerness resulted in collisions during the second World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) race of the day, for which he earned a drive-through penalty.
At the time, it was unclear which incident that penalty had been awarded for, however after the race the stewards announced that they had found him to be the guilty party in both accidents.
This came after some debate surrounding the causality of his incident with Luca Engstler, the young German seeming to move across the front of Coronel’s Audi when there wasn’t quite enough room. However, evidence provided to the stewards has led to them ruling against the Dutchman instead.
The prior incident involving Coronel was far more clear-cut though. At the same corner, turn eight, Coronel put the nose of his car into a closing gap, rendering contact inevitable as Gabriele Tarquini turned into the left-hander.
Vernay, meanwhile, picked up a one-second time penalty and a further two points on his license for gaining an unfair advantage by cutting turn seven on lap one in the opening race. Consequently, the Frenchman would drop from eighth to ninth in the final classification.
Coronel’s team-mate Nathanaël Berthon was also penalised in race two, the Frenchman getting a five second penalty for contact with Bence Boldizs, dropping him from fifth to 12th.
Tarquini was also penalised for contact with both Aurélien Comte and Thed Björk in the second race, with the BRC driver given a post-race 30-second penalty in lieu of a drive-through, dropping him from tenth to 17th.
Argentinean wildcard Sapag also caught the stewards’ attention after he was deemed to be at fault for contact with Tarquini in race one that led to terminal rear suspension damage for the Italian.
Sapag also received two points on his license, as well as a 30-second time penalty which would see him classified in twentiefth position.
Revised race one result
|1||86||Esteban GUERRIERI||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||12||23:12.376||1:55.071||1|
|2||68||Yann EHRLACHER||Cyan Racing||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||12||0.500||1:55.046||3|
|3||29||Néstor GIROLAMI||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||12||1.105||1:55.029||7|
|4||100||Yvan MULLER||Cyan Racing||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||12||1.759||1:54.658||6|
|5||9||Attila TASSI||ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||12||2.318||1:54.691||5|
|6||96||Mikel AZCONA||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||12||2.619||1:54.629||2|
|7||12||Santiago URRUTIA||Cyan Performance||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||12||3.608||1:54.851||8|
|8||8||Luca ENGSTLER||Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N TCR||12||4.514||1:54.502||12|
|9||69||Jean-Karl VERNAY||Team Mulsanne||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR||12||5.223||1:54.557||9|
|10||11||Thed BJÖRK||Cyan Performance||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||12||5.412||1:54.666||14|
|11||31||Tom CORONEL||Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||12||8.956||1:54.847||17|
|12||17||Nathanaël BERTHON||Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||12||9.201||1:54.600||10|
|13||25||Luca FILIPPI||Team Mulsanne||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR||12||9.658||1:54.957||16|
|14||18||Tiago MONTEIRO||ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||12||9.939||1:54.733||4|
|15||16||Gilles MAGNUS||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||12||11.147||1:54.816||21|
|16||55||Bence BOLDIZS||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||12||12.346||1:55.309||11|
|17||34||Aurélien COMTE||Vuković Motorsport||Renault Mégane RS TCR||12||12.718||1:54.911||22|
|18||97||Nicolas GRUBER||Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N TCR||12||21.417||1:55.778||19|
|19||99||Gábor KISMARTY-LECHNER||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||12||40.052||1:56.730||20|
|20||28||José Manuel SAPAG||Target Competition||Hyundai i30 N TCR||12||1:04.758||1:55.921||18|
|21||1||Norbert MICHELISZ||BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse||Hyundai i30 N TCR||11||+ 1 LAP||1:53.620||15|
|R||30||Gabriele TARQUINI||BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse||Hyundai i30 N TCR||8||DNF||1:54.685||13|
Revised race two result
|1||68||Yann EHRLACHER||Cyan Racing||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||14||29:04.903||1:54.239||3|
|2||100||Yvan MULLER||Cyan Racing||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||14||1.496||1:54.590||2|
|3||69||Jean-Karl VERNAY||Team Mulsanne||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR||14||2.128||1:54.334||5|
|4||12||Santiago URRUTIA||Cyan Performance||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||14||2.773||1:54.096||11|
|5||1||Norbert MICHELISZ||BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse||Hyundai i30 N TCR||14||4.935||1:53.919||15|
|6||55||Bence BOLDIZS||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||14||6.247||1:54.367||1|
|7||86||Esteban GUERRIERI||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||14||6.657||1:54.415||10|
|8||9||Attila TASSI||ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||14||6.992||1:54.474||9|
|9||18||Tiago MONTEIRO||ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||14||7.676||1:54.168||8|
|10||16||Gilles MAGNUS||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||14||9.048||1:54.313||21|
|11||17||Nathanaël BERTHON||Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||14||9.786||1:54.269||4|
|12||11||Thed BJÖRK||Cyan Performance||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||14||9.991||1:54.040||14|
|13||25||Luca FILIPPI||Team Mulsanne||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR||14||14.259||1:54.012||16|
|14||97||Nicolas GRUBER||Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N TCR||14||15.167||1:55.348||19|
|15||28||José Manuel SAPAG||Target Competition||Hyundai i30 N TCR||14||16.850||1:55.473||18|
|16||99||Gábor KISMARTY-LECHNER||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||14||17.098||1:55.568||20|
|17||30||Gabriele TARQUINI||BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse||Hyundai i30 N TCR||14||37.942||1:54.034||13|
|18||31||Tom CORONEL||Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||14||1:01.794||1:55.532||17|
|R||34||Aurélien COMTE||Vuković Motorsport||Renault Mégane RS TCR||14||DNF||1:55.170||22|
|R||8||Luca ENGSTLER||Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N TCR||6||DNF||1:56.521||12|
|R||96||Mikel AZCONA||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||2||DNF||N/A||6|
|R||29||Néstor GIROLAMI||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||1||DNF||N/A||7|