EU3: FIA ruling on Hexis Racing appeal

International Court of Appeal The FIA International Court of Appeal met in Paris on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, to examine an appeal lodged by the Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile (FFSA) on behalf of its competitor Hexis Racing AMR ...

International Court of Appeal

The FIA International Court of Appeal met in Paris on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, to examine an appeal lodged by the Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile (FFSA) on behalf of its competitor Hexis Racing AMR against the decision of the National Court of Appeal of the Deutscher Motor Sport Bund e.V. (DMSB) on 3 September 2009 -- Event run in Oschersleben (Germany) on 21 June 2009 and counting towards the 2009 FIA GT3 Championship

Reminder of the facts

Following the race run at Oschersleben, the engine of car No.3 was examined by the FIA Technical Delegate. On the basis of a report from the Technical Delegate dated 10 July 2009 which found that the car's engine differed from its homologation forms in several areas, the Stewards decided to exclude car No.3 from the race 2 of the Oschersleben event.

The competitor Hexis Racing AMR decided to appeal this decision to the German National Court of Appeal.

At its hearing of 3 September 2009, the German National Court of Appeal confirmed the decision of the Stewards.

The competitor Hexis Racing AMR decided to appeal the decision of the German National Court of Appeal to the International Court of Appeal.

Findings of the Court

The Court decided to quash the Decision of the German National Court of Appeal of 3 September 2009. It further annulled the exclusion imposed by the Stewards on 13 August 2009, and substituted it with a financial penalty in the amount of Euros 10,000 upon the Appellant.

The International Court of Appeal was presided over by Mr Pierre TOURIGNY (Canada), and composed of Mr Jan STOVICEK (Czech Republic), Mr Reginald REDMOND (Ireland) and Mr Jay ALEXANDER (United States).

-credit: fia

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