JOTA Sport stripped of Fuji LMP2 podium

The JOTA Sport LMP2 team has been stripped of its second-place finish in Sunday's FIA Fuji World Endurance Championship round.

JOTA Sport stripped of Fuji LMP2 podium

Anthony Davidson, Roberto Gonzalez and Antonio Felix da Costa had finished second in their #38 Oreca 07, some 25 seconds behind the Racing Team Nederland car of Nyck de Vries, Giedo van der Garde and Frits van Eerd.

However, according to a stewards' bulletin, it was found that the JOTA car's "outside neutral switch is unable to disconnect the transmission" in post-race scrutineering. The result of the infringement was disqualification.

It means the JOTA-run #37 Jackie Chan DC Racing car of Ho-Pin Tung, Gabriel Aubry and Will Stevens moves up to second, having dropped out of the lead fight due to a late engine issue, while United Autosports' Oreca inherits the final spot on the podium.

JOTA had the right to appeal its disqualification but opted against doing so.

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