Gabriele Tarquini put to back of Marrakech World Touring Car grid
|By Peter Mills||Sunday, April 15th 2012, 10:15 GMT|
Lukoil Racing's Gabriele Tarquini will start from the back of the grid in both World Touring Car Championship races in Marrakech.
The Italian was stripped of his fifth fastest time in qualifying after his SEAT Leon was found to be underweight during post-session technical checks.
Race officials had no other option than disallowing Tarquini's lap times from both Q1 and Q2.
The decision promotes WTCC rookie James Nash into the race two reversed-grid pole-position in his Arena Ford Focus S2000 TC.