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QMMF Racing’s Abdullah Al Khelaifi declared winner of fifth leg

QMMF Racing’s Abdullah Al Khelaifi declared winner 
of fifth leg

Tribune News Network
Doha
QMMF Racing’s Abdullah Al Khelaifi emerged as winner of the fifth leg of the Touring Car Racing (TCR) Europe Simracing Series on Sunday following a review of the race which was set at the virtual Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy last Wednesday.
The Qatari driver had finished seventh after suffering a crash while leading the race but following a review, Race Director declared Al Khelaifi as the winner, while imposing penalties to nearly all competitors, especially for track limits infringements that cost ten seconds each.
Daniel Nagy (BRC Racing, Hyundai i30 N) was dropped from first to fourth, having collected three 10-second penalties for cutting the chicanes.
Behind Al Khelaifi, Gilles Magnus (Comtoyou Racing, Audi RS 3 LMS) and Teddy Clairet completed the podium, having received minor penalties: 10-seconds for the Belgian and 20 for the French.
Al Khelaifi had started in pole position after he finished 12th in the first race, with reverse grid applied for the second race. He led for three laps and looked good for a podium finish but with three laps to go in the 10-lap race, Al Khelaifi suffered a crash.
While Al Khelaifi recovered and managed to finish seventh, as luck would have it he was adjudged the winner impudent behaviour of other resulted in a deluge of penalties.

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