PWC penalizes half of Long Beach field

20 teams were affected by the penalties that ranged from fines to grid punishments and point deductions.

Pirelli World Challenge officials have handed out a plethora of penalties following the chaotic and caution-filled race at Long Beach. In all, 20 teams were punished, totalling $61,000 in fines alone.

Race winner Olivier Beretta was penalized for three infractions, two of which were called 'driving conduct' and the last being 'movement prior to the start.' The most severe penalties reached fines of $5,00, starting from the pit lane, and a deduction of 40 driver points.

Driver/CarInfractionPenalty
Johnny O’Connell, No. 3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-V.R driving conduct $3000 and 30 driver points
Bryan Heitkotter, No. 05 Nissan GT Academy Nissan GT-R NISMO driving conduct, movement prior to start $5000 and 20 driver points, loss of 2 grid postions in R6
Robert Thorne, No. 6 K-PAX Racing/Flying Lizard Motorsports McLaren 650S driving conduct $5,000 loss of 30 driver points, start R6 from pit lane
Martin Fuentes, No. 07 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia pass under yellow $5,000 and loss of 40 driver points
Christina Nielsen, No. 7 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage driver conduct $1,000 loss of 20 driver points
Eric Lux, No. 08 DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG out of position on restart loss of two grid positions in R6
Kevin Estre, No. 9 K-PAX Racing/Flying Lizard Motorsports McLaren 650S driver conduct, out of position for restart $3,000 loss of 30 driver points, Loss of 2 grid positions for R6
Henrik Hedman, No. 10 DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG driving conduct $1,000 loss of 20 Driver points
Colin Thompson, No. 11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 pass under yellow $5,000 loss of 40 driver points
Lorenzo Trefethen, No. 13 ANSA Motorsports Porsche 911 pass under yellow, driving conduct $5,000 loss of 40 driver points, $1,000 loss of 20 driver points
James Sofronas, No. 14 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra driving conduct used pit lane to pass $1,000 loss of 20 driver points
Chris Dyson, No. 16 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental pass under yellow $5,000 loss of 40 driver points
Drew Regitz, No. 19 Stephen Cameron Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra pass under yellow $5,000 loss of 40 driver points
David Welch, No. 21 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra pass under yellow $5,000 loss of 40 driver points
Ryan Dalziel, No. 31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 unsportsmanlike conduct loss of 20 driver points
Bret Curtis, No. 32 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4 Stall on standing start start next race from pit lane, perform 3 successful standing starts during practice
Michael Lewis, No. 41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 pass under yellow $5,000 loss of 40 driver points
Olivier Beretta, No. 61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia driving conduct (Contact), driving conduct, movement prior to the start $3,000 loss of 30 driver points, $1,000 loss of 20 driver points, loss of 2 grid positions for R6
Mike Hedlund, No. 65 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia  driving conduct (Contact) $1,000 loss of 20 driving points
Bill Ziegler, No. 95 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4 driving conduct (Contact) $1,000 loss of 20 driver points

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Series PWC
Event Long Beach
Track Streets of Long Beach
Article type Breaking news