Four drivers get penalties for race one
|By Steven English||Sunday, July 19th 2009, 10:09 GMT|
Jorg Muller, Robert Dahlgren, Jordi Gene and Kristian Poulsen have all received grid penalties ahead of today's first World Touring Car race of the weekend at Brands Hatch.
Schnitzer Motorsport BMW driver Muller had qualified eighth in Q2, but he was slapped with a five-place penalty for driving in the fast lane of the pits before the pit lane had been opened at the beginning of the session.
Dahlgren, making a one-off appearance in the WTCC this year with Volvo, had all his times disallowed because his Osbergs Green Racing team worked on the car during the parc ferme conditions between Q1 and Q2. The Swede drops from 13th to the back of the grid.
SEAT's Jordi Gene also had his times disallowed because the engine speed sensor of his car's data logging system was disconnected, and he also drops to the back row of the grid.
Independent class racer Kristian Poulsen received a 10-place grid drop after having the engine in his BMW changed, but he had only qualified 22nd anyway.