CHAMPCAR/CART: Lausitz: Jourdain's car fails tech inspection

Jourdain's car fails post qualifying inspection. LAUSITZ, Germany (May 10, 2003) -- The Team Rahal Champ Car entry driven by Michel Jourdain Jr. ( ...

Jourdain's car fails post qualifying inspection.

LAUSITZ, Germany (May 10, 2003) -- The Team Rahal Champ Car entry driven by Michel Jourdain Jr. (#9 Gigante Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) failed post-qualifying technical inspection for Sunday's German 500 at EuroSpeedway Lausitz and will start the race on the tail end of the grid after qualifying third this afternoon with a time of 37.274 seconds (195.386 mph).

CART Champ Car officials found the Team Rahal machine to be in violation of Rule 9.5.2H2 of the Champ Car Rule Book which states, "No addition of air ducts or modification of the filter mounting is allowed."

The violation will also result in a $10,000 fine for Team Rahal.

As per provisions allowed in the Champ Car Rule Book, Team Rahal has protested the disqualification. The protest is currently being heard by a panel of CART judges and an announcement of the decision will be made upon completion of the review.

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Jourdain qualifying result restored

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