Spengler stripped of Oschersleben pole

Spengler stripped of Oschersleben pole

DTM

Spengler stripped of Oschersleben pole

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Bruno Spengler has been stripped of his pole position for Sunday’s DTM race at Oschersleben due to breaking the championship’s tire regulations in qualifying.

The Canadian was found to have used one slick tire in Q3 that was allocated to his car for use in the Q4 pole shootout. Under DTM regulations, Q4 tires cannot be used in another portion of the four-part qualifying session or in the race.

Race stewards penalized Spengler five places on the grid, dropping his Schnitzer BMW to sixth.

Jamie Green has inherited pole position as a result, his first since joining Audi last winter.

Revised grid

Pos Driver              Team/Car 1. Jamie Green         Abt Audi 2. Augusto Farfus      RBM BMW 3. Mike Rockenfeller   Phoenix Audi 4. Dirk Werner         Schnitzer BMW 5. Filipe Albuquerque  Rosberg Audi 6. Bruno Spengler      Schnitzer BMW 7. Miguel Molina       Phoenix Audi 8. Martin Tomczyk      RMG BMW 9. Timo Scheider       Abt Audi10. Adrien Tambay       Abt Audi11. Robert Wickens      HWA Mercedes12. Gary Paffett        HWA Mercedes13. Mattias Ekstrom     Abt Audi14. Pascal Wehrlein     Mucke Mercedes15. Marco Wittmann      MTEK BMW16. Timo Glock          MTEK BMW17. Edoardo Mortara     Rosberg Audi18. Joey Hand           RBM BMW19. Andy Priaulx        RMG BMW20. Christian Vietoris  HWA Mercedes21. Roberto Merhi       HWA Mercedes22. Daniel Juncadella   Mucke Mercedes

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