A call from the stewards of the assembly said that the Le Mans rookie, who was sharing the TDS ORECA-Gibson 07 with Mathias Beche and Tijmen van der Helm, “will not be driving to the usual required to securely take part within the the rest of the occasion”.
The choice was made on the advice of race director Eduardo Freitas “for the security of himself and different rivals”, the stewards report continued.
Bronze-rated Cimadomo was concerned in an incident with the #63 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R on the Dunlop Chicane within the opening session of free observe on Wednesday and “almost brought on an accident additionally in FP1 at pit entry”, in accordance with the stewards.
He then crashed the TDS ORECA on the Corvette Nook on the finish of the Porsche Curves within the third observe interval on Thursday after making contact with the #31 WRT ORECA pushed by Sean Gelael.
The TDS ORECA, which is operating within the professional/am P2 subclass courtesy of Cimadomo’s bronze rating, ended up sustaining heavy harm after spinning into the limitations and is at present present process a rebuild round a spare monocoque.
Cimadomo informed the stewards that he had competed within the European Le Mans Sequence with TDS this yr with out incident and described the incidents in FP1 and FP3 as “momentary lapses”.
“He said that he felt that he had gained expertise all through the observe classes and felt extra assured in his capability to compete,” the steward’s bulletin said.
“Nevertheless, the stewards have concluded sample exists that can not be ignored presently.”
#13 TDS Racing x Vaillante Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 of Philippe Cimadomo, Mathias Beche, Tijmen Van Der Helm
Photograph by: Nikolaz Godet
Cimadomo has the best to enchantment the choice of the stewards.
The 62-year-old moved as much as LMP2 within the ELMS this yr after competing in LMP3 prototypes within the Michelin-sponsored Le Mans Cup on the sequence assist card, in addition to the Final Cup and the VdeV Endurance Sequence.
Cimadomo, Beche and van der Helm are mendacity second within the ELMS professional/am factors after ending third after which second within the two rounds held thus far this yr.
The TDS ORECA has been on the tempo in Beche’s fingers over the course of Le Mans week.
The Swiss set third quickest time general in school within the opening session of final Sunday’s take a look at day and was fifth and quickest in professional/am in FP1 on Wednesday.
The French TDS squad has been a constant frontrunner in LMP2 at Le Mans each beneath its personal identify and operating automobiles beneath the banners of G-Drive Racing and Racing Crew Nederland.