Tom Coronel absconds from morning warm-up at Porto

ROAL Motorsport’s Tom Coronel has not arrived for the start of the morning warm up at Porto in protest of not being informed about the change in the qualifying result until late Saturday evening.

The Dutchman had initially qualified in tenth position which would have awarded him pole position for the reversed grid race, but after a timing error saw Pepe Oriola’s Tuenti Racing Chevrolet promoted to sixth, Coronel was demoted to 11th which is where he will start both of today’s races.

The team were informed outside of the one-hour window in which to protest the result, which incensed the Slovakakiaring race winner, who has threated to not take part in today’s races.