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Franco Girolami stripped of maiden TCR Italy pole, Eric Brigliadori elevated

Franco Girolami has been demoted to fourth place on the grid for this afternoon’s TCR Italy championship season opener at Mugello after being penalised for a yellow flag infringement during qualifying.

The MM Motorsport Honda driver was adjudged to have improved his lap-time under yellow flags, meaning the Argentinean will not start from pole position.

Eric Brigliadori’s Audi RS 3 LMS has therefore been promoted to the front of the gird, with Target Competition’s Marco Pellegrini alongside him.

Defending two-time TCR Italy champion Salvatore Tavano has been elevated to third, with Girolami completing the second row.

No other penalties were issued at the end of the qualifying session.