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Esteban Guerrieri gets time penalty for incident with Ma Qing Hua

Esteban Guerrieri has been given a post-race five-second penalty for an incident with Ma Qing Hua in the second FIA TCR World Tour race at Vallelunga.

The Argentinian driver had attacked the Lynk & Co driver at the Tornantino hairpin and made contact, unsettling Ma’s car before getting past for fourth.

The penalty demotes the Honda driver from fourth to eighth in the Race 2 results, promoting Hyundai’s Mikel Azcona to fourth.

Thed Björk is now fifth for Lynk & Co, ahead of Hyundai’s Norbert Michelisz and Audi driver John Filippi.

Curiously, the penalty puts Guerrieri just ahead of Ma, who remains ninth in the final results.