Vernay, Girolami and Engstler dealt Adria penalties

Three drivers have been penalised following stewarding investigations into the two WTCR races that took place today at Adria Raceway.

As if his title charge hadn’t been hampered enough already, Jean-Karl Vernay was handed a five-second time penalty and two penalty points for his license after crowding Nathanael Berthon into the barriers during race one.

Consequently, the Frenchman plummets to fifteenth in the final result, elevating Gabriele Tarquini and Yann Ehrlacher into ninth and tenth positions respectively.

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Then, in race two, more incidents occurred. At the very beginning of the race, contact from Yvan Muller forced Nestor Girolami into the turn three gravel trap, and upon re-joining the track the Argentine was collected by Vernay.

After considering all the evidence, the stewards have decided to penalise Girolami for an unsafe re-join, but not Muller for initiating the contact which put him off the track in the first place. As such, the Honda driver will serve a three-place grid penalty in the first race at Sochi, and has also been awarded one point on his license.

Finally, the finishing order between Luca Engstler and Rob Huff has been reversed, with the German having been adjudged to have passed Huff a little too robustly for ninth place.

Revised race one result

POS NO CL NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 12 Santiago URRUTIA Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 14 26:17.538 1:51.980 1
2 32 Tom CORONEL Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 14 1.432 1:51.969 3
3 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 14 3.352 1:52.029 2
4 5 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai Elantra N TCR 14 4.675 1:52.183 4
5 100 Yvan MULLER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 14 5.711 1:52.252 6
6 22 Frédéric VERVISCH Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 14 6.957 1:52.161 9
7 16 Gilles MAGNUS Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 14 7.735 1:52.051 7
8 29 Néstor GIROLAMI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 14 9.940 1:52.209 5
9 3 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai Elantra N TCR 14 10.997 1:52.076 11
10 68 Yann EHRLACHER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 14 11.687 1:52.370 10
11 96 Mikel AZCONA Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 14 12.075 1:52.357 17
12 11 Thed BJÖRK Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 14 12.784 1:52.298 8
13 79 Rob HUFF Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 14 15.279 1:52.485 15
14 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai Elantra N TCR 14 15.400 1:52.107 12
15 8 Luca ENGSTLER Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai Elantra N TCR 14 16.825 1:52.841 16
16 9 Attila TASSI ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 14 17.258 1:52.688 14
17 18 Tiago MONTEIRO ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 14 18.672 1:52.463 19
18 55 Bence BOLDIZS Zengő Motorsport Drivers’ Academy CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 14 20.038 1:52.645 18
19 82 Nicola BALDAN Target Competition Hyundai Elantra N TCR 14 23.616 1:52.797 20
20 28 Jordi GENÉ Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 14 26.561 1:52.754 21
21 17 Nathanaël BERTHON Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 + 3 LAPS 1:52.250 13

Revised race two result

POS NO CL NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 68 Yann EHRLACHER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 17 31:49.017 1:51.500 1
2 22 Frédéric VERVISCH Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 17 3.356 1:51.459 2
3 16 Gilles MAGNUS Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 17 4.092 1:51.493 4
4 100 Yvan MULLER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 17 5.994 1:51.923 5
5 3 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai Elantra N TCR 17 6.507 1:51.621 12
6 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 17 8.555 1:51.832 9
7 5 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai Elantra N TCR 17 9.643 1:52.114 7
8 11 Thed BJÖRK Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 17 10.130 1:52.231 3
9 79 Rob HUFF Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 17 12.046 1:52.099 15
10 8 Luca ENGSTLER Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai Elantra N TCR 17 11.146 1:52.223 16
11 96 Mikel AZCONA Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 17 13.231 1:52.118 17
12 9 Attila TASSI ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 17 17.869 1:52.344 11
13 12 Santiago URRUTIA Cyan Performance Lynk & Co Lynk & Co 03 TCR 17 20.339 1:52.300 10
14 17 Nathanaël BERTHON Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 17 20.804 1:52.468 14
15 18 Tiago MONTEIRO ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 17 23.442 1:52.586 19
16 55 Bence BOLDIZS Zengő Motorsport Drivers’ Academy CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 17 26.074 1:52.688 18
17 28 Jordi GENÉ Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 17 27.021 1:52.464 21
18 82 Nicola BALDAN Target Competition Hyundai Elantra N TCR 17 27.800 1:52.914 20
19 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai Elantra N TCR 16 + 1 LAP 1:52.272 13
R 32 Tom CORONEL Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 1 DNF N/A 8
R 29 Néstor GIROLAMI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 1 DNF N/A 6
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