Herck loses pole for qualifying infringement

Post qualifying penalties announced

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By Franck D.

27 August 2010 - 22:34
Herck loses pole for qualifying (...)

The race stewards have announced a number of grid penalties for infringements during this afternoon’s dramatic qualifying session, with the most notable meaning the loss of his first ever GP2 Series pole position for Michael Herck.

Herck, along with Christian Vietoris, Dani Clos, Alvaro Parente, Max Chilton, Johnny Cecotto and Luca Filippi, will lose 3 grid positions for tomorrow’s feature race after failing to sufficiently slow for yellow flags during qualifying. Marcus Ericsson will also pick up the same penalty, although his infringement occurred during this morning’s free practice session.

The Romanian driver will now take the grid in fourth position. Jerome d’Ambrosio has been subsequently promoted to pole position: the Belgian driver picks up the two points for the top spot at his home circuit, and will line up ahead of Pastor Maldonado and Oliver Turvey.

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