TCR Penalties shake up qualifying results behind the pole

TCR Penalties shake up qualifying results behind the pole

17.09.2016: TCR International Series Rounds 17 & 18 – Singapore – 16 / 18 September 2016

TCR International Series 
Rounds 17 & 18 – Singapore – 16 / 18 September 2016




Jean-Karl Vernay confirmed his form as the fastest TCR driver on Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit by claiming his first pole position of the season with an impressive lap of 2:24.511 that improved last year’s TCR record time by nearly two seconds.



In the provisional results, Gianni Morbidelli (2:25.016), Mat’o Homola (2:25.019), Stefano Comini (2:25.115), Pepe Oriola (2:25.436), Dušan Borković (2:25.629) and James Nash (2:25.899) filled the positions from fourth to seventh .


However, Qualifying results were later shaken up by a rain of penalties imposed by the Stewards following a number of track-limit infringement reports.


No fewer than twelve drivers saw their fastest laps disallowed: Mikhail Grachev, Davit Kajaia, Petr Fulín, Gianni Morbidelli, Martin Cao, Kevin Gleason, Jordi Oriola, Dušan Borković, Douglas Khoo, Pepe Oriola, Rafaël Galiana and Neric Wei.


On top of this, those who repeated the infringement were also given grid penalties ahead of Race 1: 15 positions to Grachev, 6 to Kajaia Fulín, Morbidelli and Cao and 3 to Gleason and Jordi Oriola. 


Eventually the first three rows of the starting grid for Race 1 were filled by Vernay, Homola, Comini, P. Oriola, Nash and Tassi, while Morbidelli was demoted to 9th position.


Tomorrow it will be possible to follow two TCR races via live streaming on www.tcr-series.tv.

 
14:55 (08:55 CET) from Singapore: TCR International Series Race 2
12:20 (17:20 CET) from Kazan: TCR Russia Race 2





- Fabio Ravaioli, photo TCR

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17.09.2016 / MaP

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