Spa 24 Hours: Lamborghini loses pole for engine infringement - Motor Informed

Spa 24 Hours: Lamborghini loses pole for engine infringement

The Ok-Pax Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo during which Andrea Caldarelli topped the occasions in Superpole qualifying on Friday has been excluded from the session after failing scrutineering.

The working parameters of the Lamborghini’s engine had been discovered not be in keeping with these when the Steadiness of Efficiency check was undertaken forward of the season.

Caldarelli’s occasions from the session within the automobile he shares with Marco Mapelli and Jordan Pepper have been cancelled and the automobile given a 10-place grid penalty for the double-points spherical of the GT World Problem Europe.

Meaning the Ok-Pax Lambo will begin from 30th place on the grid, 10 locations behind the 20 automobiles that made it by means of to Superpole from opening qualifying on Thursday.

The staff has additionally been fined €25,000 for the infraction.

The removing of the Lamborghini’s time has promoted Raffaele Marciello to pole place within the lead Auto Sport Promotion Mercedes-AMG GT3.

It means the Italian Mercedes has now claimed a hat-trick of poles for the Spa GTWCE blue riband spherical along with ASP.

#88 AMG Team AKKODIS ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3: Raffaele Marciello, Daniel Juncadella, Jules Gounon

#88 AMG Crew AKKODIS ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3: Raffaele Marciello, Daniel Juncadella, Jules Gounon

Photograph by: Eric Le Galliot

The GetSpeed Mercedes during which Luca Stolz took third in Superpole will now take transfer as much as the entrance row alongside the ASP Merc.

The technical delegate reported that the engine airbox strain and the calculated torque taken from the engine management unit of the Ok-Pax Lamborghini had been “not in keeping with the BoP check collected figures”, based on the stewards’ bulletin saying the penalties.

“Additionally it is reported that the air filters utilized by automobile #6 aren’t in keeping with those used throughout the BoP check”, the report continued.

The stewards accepted the arguments of the staff and a consultant from Lamborghini that the specification of the Ok-Pax automobile throughout qualifying was in keeping with the Huracan’s working handbook.

However after learning information and photographic proof, the stewards decided that Ok-Pax has nonetheless breach the GTWCE sporting laws.

The Spa 24 Hours Endurance Cup spherical of the GTWCE begins at 16:45 native time.



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