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2014-04-14 10:52

WTCC CRASH: Pole-sitter Tom Coronel crashes into the wall at the start of Race 2 during the opening round of the WTCC in Morocco.Image: YouTube

Tom Coronel, GT Academy Judge and World Touring Car Championship racer, started in pole Position during the second race of the opening round of the WTCC in Morocco in April.

The make-shift street circuit is particularly challenging and its tight confines punishes any minor mistakes.

VIDEO: Tom Coronel crashes in WTCC race

A video published on YouTube showed Coronel smashing into a wall about 200m from the start of race two.

Coronel didn't manage the best pull-off at the start and was challenged by the Honda Civic of Mehdi Bennani, who refused to give an inch.

The result - Coronel is spun out and crashes into one wall and then the next, ruining his Chevrolet Cruze.

In the video, Coronel confronted Bennani on the grid restart and in true race driver style lies through his teeth about trying to brake and not touch Cornonel's car.

Multiple views and replays show that Bennani doesn't lift or make an effort to avoid a collision.
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