Nicky Catsburg picks up first-ever WTCR race ban

Nicky Catsburg will not be allowed to start the final race of the World Touring Car Cup season after becoming the first driver ever to pick up a WTCR race ban.

Catsburg careered into the side of a furious Yvan Muller in the second race of the Sepang season-finale, triggering an outburst from the Lynk & Co driver.

The stewards, having since reviewed the incident, have decided to exclude Catsburg from Race 3 in Malaysia, putting the Hyundai man on the sidelines for the season-finale.

The stewards’ decision read: “Car 88 caused a collision with car 100 at Turn 9, causing Safety Car deployment and then Race suspension.”