Tom Coronel forced to miss Paul Ricard WTCC round due to car damage
|Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 13:37 GMT|
Tom Coronel will miss the second round of the 2014 World Touring Car Championship due to the damage his car sustained in Marrakech last weekend.
The Dutchman's Chevrolet Cruze was involved in a heavy crash at the start of the second race of the season-opening event and, despite his ROAL team's best efforts, it could not be repaired in time for this weekend's Paul Ricard event.
Team principal Roberto Ravaglia confirmed that the car would be making its way to the RML workshop, where it will be rebuilt to allow Coronel to rejoin the championship for the third round in Hungary.
"The wrecked car is currently on its way to Le Castellet," said Ravaglia.
"It will be collected by the RML crew and transported to them in England, where it will be repaired."
Coronel's absence means there will be 18 cars in attendance in France this weekend, the first WTCC event to be held there since 2009.