Thailand WTCC: Loeb inherits win as Monteiro excluded

Tiago Monteiro has been excluded from the results of the second race of the WTCC meeting in Buriram, Thailand, handing victory to Sebastien Loeb.

Honda driver Monteiro took victory in the red-flagged race from Loeb, but was subsquently stripped of the win for failing a ride height check.

A WTCC statement read: ”Car 18 [Monteiro] failed the ground clearance check. The left hand side of the car was found to be below the required minimum 60mm ground clearance.”

It means Loeb inherits a fourth win of the season, with Citroen teammates Ma Qing Hua and newly-crowned champion Jose Maria Lopez promoted to second and third respectively.

It also means Loeb moves ahead of Yvan Muller into second place in the drivers' standings.

Revised results:

Pos. Driver Car
1 Sebastien Loeb Citroen
2 Ma Qing Hua Citroen
3 Jose Maria Lopez Citroen
4 Tom Chilton Chevrolet
5 Gabriele Tarquini Honda
6 Rob Huff Lada
7 Mehdi Bennani Citroen
8 Stefano D'Aste Chevrolet
9 Tin Sritrai Chevrolet
10 Gregoire Demoustier Chevrolet
11 John Filippi Chevrolet
12 Norbert Michelisz Honda
Ret Yvan Muller Citroen
DQ Tiago Monteiro Honda
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Series WTCC
Event Buriram
Track Chang International Circuit
Drivers Sébastien Loeb , Tiago Monteiro
Article type Breaking news