Mattias Ekström has been disqualified from the Round 3 Time Trial section of the PURE ETCR Race IT at Vallelunga, losing pole position for DHL SuperFinal B in the process.
The Zengo Motorsport X CUPRA driver followed an instruction by Race Direction to pit at the end of his out lap while on his way to the start line to begin his one-lap timed attack for pole position.
He was given a new position at the end of the running order, and emerged to set the fastest time, giving him pole SuperFinal B.
However, his team were found to have breached the series parc ferme rules by working on his CUPRA e-Racer while the session was ongoing, a breach of Article 43.2 of the series sporting regulations.
Ekström must start SuperFinal B from the back of the grid as a result.