Mehdi Bennani hit with grid penalty for practice start

Mehdi Bennani has been hit with a grid penalty for the first FIA WTCR race at Anneau Du Rhin after making a practice start during the first free practice session.

The Comtyou Racing driver was found to have completed a practice start after the pit exit on the track, instead of the allocated position for practice starts.

The stewards handing him a three-place grid penalty and a penalty point, demoting him from tenth to 12th and last position for Race 1.