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Monteiro excluded from second Marrakech race

Tiago Monteiro has been excluded from the second World Touring Car Championship race in Morocco after his car was found to exceed the turbo boost limit.

The results of the second Marrakech race had remained provisional after BMW Team Germany protested against rivals SEAT to determine whether or not the team had complied with regulations limiting the turbo boost pressure on the Leon TDi.

The cars of Yvan Muller, Gabriele Tarquini and Jordi Gene all successfully passed the technical checks, but Monteiro's car was found to exceed the limit and he has now been excluded as a result.

Monteiro's exclusion from seventh place promotes Franz Engstler into seventh, while fellow Independent runner Tom Coronel takes the final point in eighth.


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AutoDelta - Unregistered

May 13, 2009 2:25 PM

What you fail to mention, Rich ard, is that the only reason SEAT and Chevy are beating BMW is they've got dispensations to compete at the top. There's so much politics in the series it almost negates any reason to develop your car, when the FIA will just give a flat floor, plastic windows etc. to allow others to catch up with your cars.



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