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Luigi Ferrara penalised for safety car infringement at Imola

After yesterday’s penalty for staying too far from the safety car while in the lead at Imola, V-Action’s Luigi Ferrara was handed yet another penalty for an infringement under safety car in the second race today.

The Apulia-based driver had picked up a puncture in the second race, but a safety car caused by fellow Alfa Romeo driver Adriano Bernazzani, soaking the track with oil at Piratella, allowed him to close in on the field and finish ninth. However, the stewards deemed that he caught up too quickly with the group under the safety car, and handed him a five-second penalty that dropped him to 15th and out of the points.

Ferrara has lost second in the championship as well, as Matteo Greco now holds a 6.5-point advantage over him.

As only the 12 best results count towards the final standings, taking out the two worst results of each driver, the way things stand Tavano would be on 116 points, Greco on 84 and Ferrara would stay at 80.

Tavano’s advantage from team-mate Greco is currently 32 points, with Ferrara 38.5 shy of the lead and four races remaining.