Porto WTCC: Tom Coronel loses race two pole to timing glitch
|By Sam Tremayne||Saturday, June 29th 2013, 19:32 GMT|
Tom Coronel will not line up on pole for the World Touring Car Championship reverse-grid second race in Porto due to a timing glitch during qualifying.
The order will instead be reshuffled after it was discovered that Honda's Gabriele Tarquini and Pepe Oriola in the Tuenti-run Chevrolet were allocated wrong, and slower, lap times.
Oriola had been set to start both races from 12th on the grid, but has now been elevated to sixth under the amended times.
Tarquini, originally sixth, meanwhile jumps one spot to fifth.
As a consequence of the reshuffle Coronel has been bumped to 11th, losing him pole for Sunday's second race on the streets of Porto.
Bamboo's James Nash, who won from reverse-grid pole in Austria, inherits the position.
James Thompson meanwhile slips two spots to seventh, with the rest of the grid - from Rob Huff down - losing one place.
Fernando Monje will meanwhile start from the back of the grid after taking an engine change. He had qualified 20th.