Morbidelli stripped of Race 1 victory

Morbidelli stripped of Race 1 victory

12 July 2015

The tough fight for the lead between Gianni Morbidelli and Stefano Comini during the TCR International Series first race at the Red Bull Ring was followed by a hot exchange of accuses between the two rivals.
Eventually Morbidelli was stripped of his victory by a 30-second time penalty that demoted him out of the point-scoring positions.
The Stewards of the Meeting deemed that the WestCoast Racing driver behaved unsportingly during the race, hitting several times the cars of Comini, Belicchi and Oriola.
As a consequence, Comini inherited the race win, which also helped him to stretch his championship lead to 14 points ahead of Pepe Oriola; Morbidelli slipped back to third, 35 points behind Comini and on equal points with Jordi Gené.  

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