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Downshift but not down for Demoustier

Downshift but not down for Demoustier

05/06/2015 23:53

Grégoire Demoustier isn’t going to let a grid penalty for the first ROSNEFT WTCC Race of Russia get him down.

The rising French star will start Sunday’s opening race from the back of the pack in his Eurodatacar-backed Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 after being penalised for an enforced engine change.

Richard Coleman, CEO of Craft-Bamboo Racing, explained: “Greg had a bad downshift at the last event so we have had to change the engine for this event and will incur a grid penalty.”

Demoustier, one of the contenders for Yokohama Drivers’ Trophy points at the Moscow Raceway, said: “After two tough but incredibly exciting races at the Nürburgring, I am now at a circuit where I previously raced during GT. I can’t wait to get out there and really challenge the other independents, the team has worked hard with the car and I am improving with every race.”

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