Aiello Penalised for Practice Breach

Opel's Laurent Aiello will almost certainly have to start from the back of the grid at this weekend's DTM at the Norisring after his team were found to have run with illegal brake temperature sensors

Aiello Penalised for Practice Breach

The discovery was made after Friday's test session at the German track and, although the sensors had been disabled and were not being used, the presence of them on the car is in breach of the regulations.

The stewards imposed a fine of 5,000 Euros and Aiello will have one second added to his qualifying time. But with the Norisring lap being so short and the time difference between the front and the back of the grid often being less than one second, Aiello will have little chance of getting himself off the back slot.

It is possible, however, that knowing he will almost certainly be starting at the back of the grid Aiello may try and save some tyres during the session to give him a better chance in Sunday's race.

Aiello has had a frustrating season so far, with his best result being two seventh places at Spa-Francorchamps and Oschersleben.

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