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Yann Ehrlacher and Gordon Shedden handed grid penalties at Macau

Münnich Honda driver Yann Ehrlacher and WRT Audi driver Gordon Shedden have both been given grid penalties for different reasons for the first race of the weekend at Macau, with Ehrlacher going to the back of the grid, and Shedden dropping ten places from wherever he qualifies.

Ehrlacher’s penalty is as expected, after he suffered an engine issue in the third race at Suzuka while running in second, with the team having to change the engine ahead of this weekend.

Shedden’s penalty comes after the Scotsman was given a reprimand in Free Practice 2 for crossing the white line at the pit lane exit.

Although a minor transgression, as this is technically his third strike of the season, it invokes the mandatory ten-place grid penalty for the next race, which will be Race 1 on Saturday.