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Spa WTCC: Dusan Borkovic and Tiago Monteiro take grid drops

Dusan Borkovic, Campos Chevrolet, Spa WTCC 2014

Campos racer Dusan Borkovic and factory Honda driver Tiago Monteiro will be demoted from their provisional qualifying positions for the opening World Touring Car Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday.

Serbian Borkovic, who qualified 11th, will start from the back of the grid after electing to make an engine change on his Campos Chevrolet Cruze.

"I was really dissatisfied with qualifying," said Borkovic. "My first two sectors in Q2 put me on course for P4, I had a really great chance of getting into Q3, when I had a problem at the Bus Stop. I am not sure what happened. I thought I braked in the normal place but the car went straight.

"Even if the car should have been fast I also felt a slight issue with engine. So I think it could be a good time to change the engine now as it's a weekend where we're not going to be at the front."

Provisional sixth-place qualifier Monteiro serves a five-place grid penalty at Spa for causing avoidable contact with Tom Chilton in the preceding Moscow meeting. Borkovic's penalty promotes Monteiro to 10th.

Hungaroring winner Gianni Morbidelli's reversed-grid pole for race two is unaffected by the changes.

Revised race one grid:

Pos  Driver                Team/Car
 1.  Yvan Muller           Citroen
 2.  Sebastien Loeb        Citroen
 3.  Jose Maria Lopez      Citroen
 4.  Hugo Valente          Campos Chevrolet
 5.  Gabriele Tarquini     Honda
 6.  Norbert Michelisz     Zengo Honda
 7.  Tom Coronel           ROAL Chevrolet
 8.  Mehdi Bennani         Proteam Honda
 9.  Gianni Morbidelli     Munnich Chevrolet
10.  Tiago Monteiro        Honda
11.  Tom Chilton           ROAL Chevrolet
12.  Rob Huff              Lada
13.  Ma Qing Hua           Citroen
14.  Mikhail Kozlovskiy    Lada
15.  James Thompson        Lada
16.  Rene Munnich          Munnich Chevrolet
17.  Franz Engstler        Engstler BMW*
18.  Pasquale Di Sabatino  Engstler BMW*
19.  John Filippi          Campos SEAT*
20.  Norbert Nagy          Campos SEAT*
21.  Dusan Borkovic        Campos Chevrolet

* TC2
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