Sebring: IMSA stewards rule on LMPC exclusions

IMSA STEWARDS RULE ON SEBRING LMPC EXCLUSIONS Green Earth Team Gunnar No. 99, Level 5 Motorsports No. 95 reinstated IMSA stewards reinstated two LMP Challenge entries to the official results for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented...

IMSA STEWARDS RULE ON SEBRING LMPC EXCLUSIONS
Green Earth Team Gunnar No. 99, Level 5 Motorsports No. 95 reinstated

IMSA stewards reinstated two LMP Challenge entries to the official results for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida - G-Oil's Green Earth Team Gunnar and Level 5 Motorsports. The decision elevates the ORECA FLM09 of Green Earth Team Gunnar to the runner- up spot in class and Level 5 Motorsports' second entry to sixth for the opening round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.

The championship's sanctioning body requested the review. At issue was a new rule for 2010 that permits drivers in the LMPC class to compete in more than one entry and how officials calculate minimum drive-time for an event - two hours in the case of Sebring. The stewards judged the rule to be ambiguous and open to interpretation; it did not specify if minimum drive- times are recorded in a single entry or multiple cars. The rule was also unclear as to the application of penalties in the case of a driver in multiple cars. As both exclusions were based on the same regulation, the stewards rescinded the penalties for both cars.

Official race results and points standings reflecting this decision will be reissued shortly along with a rule clarification.

-source: alms/imsa

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