Gabriele Tarquini punished for Rob Huff collision

The stewards have found Gabriele Tarquini responsible for the collision with Rob Huff in Race 2 at the Nürburgring, and handed the Italian a 30-second penalty, dropping him from fourth to well outside of the points.

Tarquini and Huff came together on the entry to the Karousel on the second lap of Race 2, with Huff’s Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen coming off worse and ending up in the barriers, unable to take up his second position start for Race 3.

Tarquini went on to finish fourth, dropping a spot to his BRC Hyundai team-mate Augusto Farfus on the final lap.

With Tarquini’s penalty, he drops to 24th, with Attila Tassi promoted to a career-best fourth in the KCMG Honda, and with Benjamin Leuchter in his SLR Volkswagen classed fifth.

Tarquini was also given two penalty points on his racing licence.

Ma Qing Hua was also given a five-second penalty for contact with the Comtoyou Racing Audi of Niels Langeveld in Race 3, which drops him to 15th, behind Mikel Azcona’s PWR Racing Cupra and the LMS Racing Audi of Antti Buri.