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Parry, Alesi penalised following GP3 Qualifying

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Following the end of the GP3 Series qualifying session, two of the drivers on the grid have been handed penalties by the stewards at the Circuit de Catalunya for race one of the 2016 season.

Koiranen GP‘s Welsh racer Matthew Parry will now start from nineteenth after being issued with a three-place grid penalty as a result of impeding Arden International‘s Jack Aitken during the session, which promotes American Santino Ferrucci (DAMS), Russian Konstantin Tereschenko (Campos Racing) and Malaysian Akash Nandy (Jenzer Motorsport) up the grid.

Additionally, Trident‘s teenage racer Giuliano Alesi will start the opening race from the pit lane after failing to stop at the weighbridge.  The Frenchman had originally qualified in fifteenth position, but the son of former Formula 1 race winner Jean Alesi will now be forced to start his debut race from the pit lane rather than the grid due to his transgression.

The race starts at 5:20pm local time with all eyes on debutants DAMS who locked out the front row, with 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS runner-up Jake Hughes taking a debut pole position ahead of team-mate Kevin Jorg, runner-up in last season’s Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championship and part of the Renault Sport Academy in 2016.

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