Mikel Azcona dropped to third by post-Race 1 penalty
04 November 2023
Kumho TCR World Tour title contender Mikel Azcona has been hit by a penalty that affected his result in yesterday’s night Race 1 at Eastern Creek.
This morning the Stewards have reviewed some incidents and sporting infringements, imposing a five-second penalty to Azcona for weaving behind the safety car – the same penalty that was handed to Yann Ehrlacher yesterday.
As a consequence, Azcona was demoted from second to third behind Ma Qing Hua.
This also affected the World Tour standings; although Azcona retains the third position he has slipped 9 points behind the pair of Norbert Michelisz and Ehrlacher, two ahead of Rob Huff.
Races 2 and 3 will follow later today at 16:05 and 19:55 local time (06:05 and 09:55 CET), with live streaming on tcr-series.tv and YouTube.
Sydney – Race 1 amended
Will Brown (Melbourne Performance Centre, Audi RS 3 LMS), 17 laps
Ma Qing Hua (Cyan Racing, Lynk & Co 03 FL), 11.6553
Mikel Azcona (BRC Squadra Corse, Hyundai Elantra N), 12.3892
Championship points – TCR World Tour
N. Michelisz, 282 pts; 2. Y. Ehrlacher, 282; 3. M. Azcona, 273
Championship points – TCR Australia
B. Sweeny, 632 pts; 2. J. Buchan, 597; 3. A. Cameron, 597