Esteban Guerrieri has been penalised for track limits abuse during the third of today’s FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) races, elevating Jean-Karl Vernay into third place in the overall championship standings.
The stewards judged that after showing Guerrieri the black and white warning flag, he continued to exceed track limits on a further occasion at turn one.
The Argentine has subsequently been dealt a thirty second time penalty, which demotes him from tenth to eighteenth in the final race classification.
This also means that Guerrieri has been deducted the six championship points that he would’ve scored by finishing tenth, promoting Vernay ahead of him into that ‘overall podium’ place in the drivers’ standings that he had been chasing.
Two other drivers have also been awarded thirty second time penalties, this time for their actions during race two, rather than in race three.
Nathanaël Berthon and Bence Boldizs were deemed to be two of the most guilty parties during the early lap fisticuffs that resulted in multiple retirements. However, neither of them made it to the finish either, rendering their penalties rather inconsequential.
Revised race result
|1||12||Santiago URRUTIA||Cyan Performance||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||12||27:20.241||2:15.272||1|
|2||68||Yann EHRLACHER||Cyan Racing||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||12||4.355||2:15.506||2|
|3||69||Jean-Karl VERNAY||Team Mulsanne||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR||12||11.078||2:16.136||5|
|4||100||Yvan MULLER||Cyan Racing||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||12||12.204||2:16.276||10|
|5||96||Mikel AZCONA||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||12||15.333||2:16.586||6|
|6||11||Thed BJÖRK||Cyan Performance||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||12||19.883||2:16.862||4|
|7||1||Norbert MICHELISZ||BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse||Hyundai i30 N TCR||12||27.083||2:16.509||9|
|8||17||Nathanaël BERTHON||Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||12||32.068||2:18.387||3|
|9||16||Gilles MAGNUS||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||12||33.081||2:17.261||8|
|10||9||Attila TASSI||ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||12||35.151||2:16.350||14|
|11||18||Tiago MONTEIRO||ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||12||36.221||2:17.590||16|
|12||25||Luca FILIPPI||Team Mulsanne||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR||12||36.530||2:18.181||18|
|13||30||Gabriele TARQUINI||BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse||Hyundai i30 N TCR||12||36.840||2:18.316||7|
|14||8||Luca ENGSTLER||Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N TCR||12||37.411||2:18.127||15|
|15||31||Tom CORONEL||Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||12||38.669||2:18.142||13|
|16||55||Bence BOLDIZS||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||12||42.323||2:18.611||11|
|17||34||Aurélien COMTE||Vuković Motorsport||Renault Mégane RS TCR||12||42.697||2:18.812||22|
|18||86||Esteban GUERRIERI||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||12||1:04.732||2:18.048||17|
|19||99||Gábor KISMARTY-LECHNER||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||12||1:13.414||2:19.085||20|
|R||27||Mitchell CHEAH Min Jie||Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N TCR||10||DNF||2:19.151||21|
|NS||29||Néstor GIROLAMI||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||–||DNS||N/A||12|
|NS||28||José Manuel SAPAG||Target Competition||Hyundai i30 N TCR||–||DNS||N/A||19|