Debutant Verschoor disqualified from qualifying

Joe Portlock/GP3 Series Media Service

MP Motorsport’s Richard Verschoor has been disqualified from Friday’s GP3 qualifying session for failing to stop at the weighbridge.

The Formula Renault Eurocup graduate had impressed on his debut in the series for the Dutch squad, qualifying an impressive 15th on the grid. This included beating both of his new team-mates in Canadian Devlin DeFrancesco and the experienced Finn Niko Kari.

“Newcomer Richard Verschoor has been disqualified from today’s qualifying result at Spa-Francorchamps” said a statement from GP3.

”The Dutchman failed to stop at the weighbridge during the session. Therefore, the technical delegate was unable to check the eligibility of the MP Motorsport car in the condition in which he set his qualifying time.”

”Vertorschoor, who had qualified in P15 on his GP3 debut will start tomorrow’s race one from the pitlane”

This announcement has come as a blow for the MP Motorsport team, who seemed to have been struggling around Spa this weekend with Niko Kari now being their top GP3 qualifier in 16th whilst Ralph Boschung finished in only 13th place in Formula 2. Their Formula 2 debutant Dorian Boccalacci, replacing Roberto Merhi, qualified last out of the 20 runners, with traffic and yellow flags being his issues rather than outright pace.

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