Three drivers not allowed to start Guia Race 2.0T due to qualifying pace

The field for Sunday’s Guia Race of Macau has been reduced to 24 cars, after three cars have been ruled out by the stewards after setting times well outside of the 107% barrier throughout the weekend and qualifying.

All driving SEATs, Hong Kong’s Sam Lok, Taipei’s Johnson Huang and Malaysia’s Douglas Khoo were all outside of 115% of Qualifying 1’s pace setter, WestCoast Racing’s Kevin Gleason, and have therefore been removed from tomorrow’s race.

Six other drivers were outside the official 107% time, but have all been allowed to start, including Engstler Motorsport’ Guilluame Cunnington, Prince Racing’s Michael Choi and Kenneth Lau, Target Competition’s Keith Chan and Roadstar Racing’s Samson Chan.

The sixth driver allowed in is FRD Sport’s James Nash, who was unable to set a time with his Ford Focus ST failing with an unknown gear selection problem on his outlap, but has been allowed to take part based on his pace in practice. The 2013 WTCC independents’ champion will start 24th and last for Sunday’s first race, with the grid for race two set by race one’s result.

Craft-Bamboo Racing’s Frank Yu was also given a three-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags in Free Practice 2 and drops from 17th to 20th on the grid, where he splits the two Prince Racing Hondas.