Rossel hands a time penalty for safety reasons in Portugal

The stewards of Rally de Portugal gave to Yohan Rossel a time penalty as he and Arnaud Dunand breached the safety regulations of FIA following a wheel change.

The French crew was leading Rally de Portugal in WRC2 class at the end of Stage 12, but they dropped to fourth place as they stopped in Stage 13 to change a wheel. An onboard video showed them that they did not fasten their safety harnesses correctly while the car was in motion following their stop on the first pass from Paredes, therefore the stewards decided to give them a one-minute time penalty for their breach. Rossel explained to the stewards that he thought that the suspension was broken and exited his car to evaluate the damage, but he eventually found out that the problem was a flat tyre. When he and his co-driver entered to the Citroen C3 Rally2 to continue their rally, Dunand told to Rossel to wait to fasten their harnesses correctly, but the last one did not hear his navigator as the intercom was not connected. After the apply of this time penalty, Rossel and Dunand have dropped from tenth to 13th on the overall classification of Rally Portugal.

Watch below the stewards' decision:

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