Tomczyk excluded over tyre error
|By Glenn Freeman||Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 16:46 GMT|
Martin Tomczyk has been excluded from the results of this weekend's DTM race at Valencia due to using a tyre that was not part of his race allocation.
The Audi driver finished second on Sunday, and those who finished behind him have now been moved up a position, meaning that home driver Miguel Molina takes the final point after moving up to eighth place.
The error has been put down to a mistake at Audi.
Drivers who do not make the third segment of qualifying are then required to nominate a set of brand new tyres that they will not use for the rest of the weekend.
While Tomczyk's team nominated a set in accordance with the regulations, one tyre from this set was put on his car by mistake during the race.
Tomczyk's exclusion means that Bruno Spengler takes second place behind race winner Mattias Ekstrom, while Alexandre Premat completes the podium in his 2008-spec Audi.