Graff stripped of Le Mans LMP2 pole
TDS Racing has inherited the LMP2 class pole for the Le Mans 24 Hours after the rival Graff squad had its best times deleted.
Tristan Gommendy had put the #39 Oreca on pole in Thursday’s third and final qualifying session with a 3m25.073s, but the team has had all its times from that session deleted.
This was due to Gommendy’s teammate Vincent Capillaire “failing to stop at the weight bridge when instructed to do so”.
In addition to losing its pole time, the stewards slapped Graff with a 1,000 euro fine.
That promoted the #28 TDS Racing Oreca to pole by virtue of Loic Duval’s 3m25.345s effort in the car he shares with Francois Perrodo and Matthieu Vaxiviere, ahead of the #31 DragonSpeed Oreca and the #36 Signatech Alpine Oreca.
Graff will start from 14th in class based on its best time from Thursday’s second qualifying session.
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