Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) has been given a suspended suspension and a fine of 5,000 euros for a serious speeding offense during the Estonia Rally on Sunday.
Neuville, third in the seventh moto of the season, was on a 190 km/h intermediate section where he was only allowed 90. Neuville and his co-driver told race officials that they were held up from the start due to mechanical problems.
The suspension will come into effect if the rally driver commits another speeding violation of more than 30 percent above the limit this season. The next World Cup rally will take place in Ypres. It is the first ever World Cup round in Belgium.