Denis Dupont has been ruled out of Sunday’s two races in Marrakech after his high-speed crash in qualifying at the Marrakech street circuit.
The Comtoyou Racing driver suffered an apparent brake failure that led to his Audi spearing into the wall at Turn 1.
The crash caused heavy damage to the front right of his Audi RS 3 LMS which cannot be repaired in time for the afternoon’s two races. He has therefore been withdrawn from the two races for which he qualified 21st-fastest.
The Belgian was among a number of drivers to suffer from braking problems around the Circuit Moulay El Hassan – a track notorious for punishing brakes – and the issue was exacerbated as track and ambient temperatures rose during the session.
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