Tarquini, Dudukalo handed penalties

Gabriele Tarquini and Aleksei Dudukalo given five place grid penalties for Monza qualifying incidents
Gabriele Tarquini and Aleksei Dudukalo have both been hit with grid penalties for their part in accidents that occurred during qualifying for the opening round of the new World Touring Car Championship season at Monza.

Tarquini was penalised for an incident in the final moments of Q1 when he tagged the rear of Rene Munnich's SEAT on the exit of the Parabolica, with the German driver being tipped into a spin as a result.

The five place penalty handed out to the Honda driver for the incident will see him drop to tenth on the grid for the opening race of the weekend.

Dudukalo meanwhile was penalised for the incident that saw him completely miss his braking point going into turn one and t-bone the car of LADA team-mate James Thompson.

The Russian driver had been left down in 16th spot as a result of the damage his car sustained in the accident, with the penalty seeing him drop down to 21st spot.

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James Thompson - LADA Granta Sport [Pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Rob Huff - Castrol Honda
Rob Huff (GBR), LADA Sport, WTCC [Credit: XPB]
Tiago Monteiro (POR), Castrol Honda WTCC, WTCC [Credit: Honda]
Nick Catsburg (NED), Lada Sport, WTCC, [Credit: Lada Sport]
Tiago Monteiro (POR), Castrol Honda WTCC, WTCC [Credit: Honda]
Japp van Lagen (NED), Lada Sport, WTCC [Credit: LADA Sport]
Norbert Michelisz (HUN), Zengo Motorsport, WTCC [Credit: Honda WTCC]
Norbert Michelisz - Zengo Honda
Norbert Michelisz - Zengo Honda
James Thompson - Rosneft LADA Vesta
James Thompson - Rosneft LADA Vesta [credit: FIA WTCC]
Gabriele Tarquini - Castrol Honda Civic [credit: FIA WTCC]
Gabriele Tarquini - Castrol Honda Civic [credit: FIA WTCC]
Tiago Monteiro - Castrol Honda Civic [credit: FIA WTCC]
Rickard Rydell - NIKA Honda Civic
Gabriele Tarquini (ITA), Castrol Honda, WTCC [Credit: Castrol Honda PR]
Lada Vesta TC1 WTCC, testing, WTCC [Credit: Lada Sport]

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