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Sami Taoufik stripped of sixth after two separate penalties

Comtoyou Racing’s Sami Taoufik was handed two 30-second penalties following the first race of the TCR Europe series weekend at Monza, stripping him of sixth place.

The Moroccan received his first penalty for jumping the start and was later penalised by race stewards for an incident involving his Audi RS 3 LMS and the Brutal Fish Racing Honda Civic Type-R TCR of Martin Ryba.

Taoufik had finished sixth on the road, but the combined one-minute penalty dropped him to 16th in the revised result.