Chris Bingham Comments On The Altercation At Mexico City Veteran racer and two-time driver's champion in the Grand American Rolex Series GTS class, Chris Bingham, has issued the following statement concerning the altercation between himself and...
Chris Bingham Comments On The Altercation At Mexico City
Veteran racer and two-time driver's champion in the Grand American Rolex Series GTS class, Chris Bingham, has issued the following statement concerning the altercation between himself and fellow professional racer J.C. France at the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race held in Mexico City.
"I want to express my apologies and regrets to the Grand American Road Racing Association, to JC, and to all the great fans for actions taken after a collision during the recent Mexico City race. It is unfortunate that these actions have deferred any attention away from what was a successful Grand-Am weekend and a well rewarded win for the Telmex 01# car.
"My actions were precipitated in the heat of the moment after a significant collision. Regardless of circumstances, however, there is no scenario in which two drivers should come to an altercation. I fully accept the one race suspension for the Homestead race as a result of my actions, and believe this to be a fair and just punishment given the severity of the actions that took place. I do not believe either of us was in the right and that we both reacted in an unprofessional manner.
"Having raced professionally for over ten years, many of those years with this organization, I have been involved in other accidents before. Never once have I reacted in such fashion and my past actions will show this as an isolated incident. I understand the need to place me under an extended probation but can assure you I will give no cause for concern and no doubt as to my professional integrity and racing spirit.
"I once again do not condone what happened after the incident and apologize again for my actions."