The Argentine Franco Girolami (Audi RS3) was involved in an incident with the category champion this Sunday and was unable to finish the second race of the Italian Touring Car Racing (TCR) weekend, which took place at the Mugello racetrack.
The 31-year-old driver from Córdoba was in fourth position while going through turn 11 and brushed against the Dutchman Niels Langeveld (Honda Civic), with one lap to go before the end of the competition. In this way, the car of the Aikoa Racing team of the native of Isla Verde was stopped on the track and had to be towed by the authorities.
As a result of the touch, the Dutchman Langeveld received a 25-second penalty, a situation that dropped him in the general classification to twenty-fifth place. position, after having finished fourth with the checkered flag.
Girolami, winner of the first date of the year held at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack in Imola, was classified in the 30th. placement, with 11 laps completed, according to the official site of the division.
On the track, the Frenchman Aurelien Comte (Cupra) had won, but the winner on Saturday also received a 5-second penalty for exceeding the limits of the track. Then, the victory corresponded to the local Felice Jelmini (Audi RS3), escorted by the Spanish Rubén Fernández (Audi RS3).