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RACB sports tribunal ruling on Spa appeal

The Royal Automobile Club of Belgium's sports tribunal [Tribunal Sportif du RACB Sport] met on October 26, 2006 to examine the appeal lodged by RC Motorsport subsequent to Borja Garcia's disqualification from race two at Spa-Francorchamps (on...

The Royal Automobile Club of Belgium's sports tribunal [Tribunal Sportif du RACB Sport] met on October 26, 2006 to examine the appeal lodged by RC Motorsport subsequent to Borja Garcia's disqualification from race two at Spa-Francorchamps (on July 29, 2006).

The Sports Tribunal overturned the decision disqualifying Borja Garcia for non-compliance of front wing fins and transformed the penalty into a fine of 13,000 euros.

"We respect this decision though we regret that a technical non-compliance has come to be punished by a financial penalty. Renault Sport has always founded its championships on strict principles of fairness between competitors. Such sporting fairness therefore implies extremely rigorous technical checks", explains François Sicard, Circuit Racing Manager for Renault Sport Technologies.

Under Article 180 of the International Sporting Code, the RACB Sport Sports Tribunal is an instance whose decisions are open to appeal before the FIA International Court of Appeal within the timeframes stipulated by the ICA's regulations.

This decision has a significant impact on the overall standings in World Series Formula Renault 3.5 Championship. Borja Garcia moves to the top of the standings with 97 points ahead of Andy Soucek (89 pts), Pastor Maldonado (85 pts), Alx Danielsson (82 pts) and Alvaro Parente (71 pts). The Championship will be decided this weekend in Barcelona.

-credit: renault

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