G-Drive stripped of LMP2 pole at Nurburgring
G-Drive Racing has lost its LMP2 pole position for tomorrow's Nurburgring round of the World Endurance Championship for a technical infringement.
The #26 Oreca, which Ben Hanley and Pierre Thiriet put on pole, failed scrutineering because its front skid block flexed more than the prescribed 5mm.
The disqualification means the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca, qualified by Thomas Laurent and Oliver Jarvis, moves onto the class pole.
G-Drive's pole was its fourth in four races in this year's WEC. It will also have to take a three-minute stop-go penalty during the race as a result of the incident at the Le Mans 24 Hours WEC round last month in which Roman Rusinov rear-ended the #88 Proton Porsche.
The Le Mans stewards’ decision stated that Rusinov was "completely at fault" for the incident that took place in the Porsche Curves early in the race.
The G-Drive Oreca was also given further stop-go, suspended for three races, for the incident.
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