Moscow DTM: BMW racer Blomqvist loses pole due to fuelling error

BMW DTM driver Tom Blomqvist has been stripped of pole position for the second Moscow race, handing the place to the sister car of Bruno Spengler

Moscow DTM: BMW racer Blomqvist loses pole due to fuelling error

Blomqvist had beaten Spengler by 0.061s in the Sunday pole shoot-out, moving up from outside of the top 10 to first place at the chequered flag.

But the Anglo-Swede, who sits 15th in the championship's standings, will now start from the back of the grid after what he has described on social media as a "fuel miscalculation".

The decision from the stewards read: "After qualifying for race two, it was not possible to get the required 1.0kg of residual fuel out of car #31."

The sanction means BMW has lost a 1-2 on the grid for the race, with new polesitter Spengler joined on the front row by Audi's Mattias Ekstrom.

Audi's championship leader Rene Rast will move up to third, with Mercedes' top driver in qualifying, Paul di Resta, now making up row two.

Blomqvist is the second BMW driver to lose a pole at Moscow after Marco Wittmann was given a five-place grid penalty for being handed a third warning of the year at the previous round, having been fastest in the first qualifying session.

REVISED RACE TWO STARTING GRID

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Bruno Spengler RBM BMW 1m26.579s
2 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 0.003s
3 Rene Rast Rosberg Audi 0.156s
4 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 0.308s
5 Timo Glock RMR BMW 0.323s
6 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 0.331s
7 Maxime Martin RBM BMW 0.358s
8 Loic Duval Phoenix Audi 0.367s
9 Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 0.534s
10 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 0.651s
11 Augusto Farfus RMG BMW 0.651s
12 Lucas Auer HWA Mercedes 0.651s
13 Nico Muller Abt Audi 0.679s
14 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 0.724s
15 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 0.589s
16 Edoardo Mortara HWA Mercedes 0.753s
17 Maro Engel HWA Mercedes 0.898s
18 Tom Blomqvist RMR BMW -0.061


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