Marrakech grid confirmed following raft of penalties

The grid for the first WTCC race in Marrakech has been confirmed following the application of eight grid penalties post-qualifying, accounting for almost half of the 18-car grid.

Citroen’s Yvan Muller and Campos Racing’s John Filippi both had five place penalties carried over from Argentina, while Lada Sport Rosneft pair James Thompson and Rob Huff, Craft-Bamboo’s Gregoire Demoustier, ROAL Motorsport’s Tom Chilton and Campos Racing’s Hugo Valente all drop to the back of the grid following engine changes, with only one permitted per season.
 
The grid was further complicated after Zengo Motorsport’s Norbert Michelisz picked up a three-place grid penalty when his Honda Civic was found to be underweight.
 
Race one grid:
 
Pos Driver Car
1 Jose Maria Lopez Citroen
2 Mehdi Bennani Citroen
3 Ma Qing Hua Citroen
4 Tiago Monteiro Honda
5 Sebastien Loeb Citroen
6 Tom Coronel Chevrolet
7 Norbert Michelisz Honda
8 Gabriele Tarquini Honda
9 Stefano D'Aste Chevrolet
10 Dusan Borkovic Honda
11 Yvan Muller Citroen
12 Mikhail Kozlovskiy Lada
13 Hugo Valente Chevrolet
14 Tom Chilton Chevrolet
15 Rob Huff Lada
16 James Thompson Lada
17 Gregoire Demoustier Chevrolet
18 John Filippi Chevrolet
Neil Hudson / TouringCarTimes

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Series WTCC
Event Marrakech
Track Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan
Drivers Tom Coronel , Sébastien Loeb , Tiago Monteiro , Yvan Muller , Tom Chilton , James Thompson , Rob Huff , Jose Maria Lopez , Gabriele Tarquini , Stefano D'Aste , Mehdi Bennani , Ma Qing Hua , Norbert Michelisz , Grégoire Demoustier , Hugo Valente , Mikhail Kozlovskiy , Dusan Borkovic , John Filippi
Article type Breaking news