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No. 5 DH Racing Ferrari Penalized; Loses 4H Buriram GT Win

Lemeret, Rugolo, Vaxiviere lose Buriram GT win, title race continues…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

DH Racing drivers Stephane Lemeret, Michele Rugolo and Matthieu Vaxiviere have been stripped of their GT class victory in Sunday’s Four Hours of Buriram.

The No. 5 Ferrari 488 GT3 passed the sister No. 3 car on the final lap to lead a DH Racing 1-2 in the GT class, but have since lost the win to a post-race penalty.

This was awarded for driving too slowly in the fast lane of the pits, resulting in a 24-second time penalty that drops the championship leaders to third in class in the final classification.

Meanwhile, the No. 3 Ferrari of DH Racing inherits the win, with Rino Mastronardi, Alex Riberas and Olivier Beretta driving.

While Lemeret, Rugolo and Vaxiviere still lead the GT standings with one race to go, benefitting from a retirement for the VS Racing crew, it means that the title race will continue at Sepang rather being wrapped up in Buriram.

RESULTS: 4H Buriram (Updated)

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. seth

    January 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Context? How slow? Was the car trying to back anyone else up for some reason.

  2. Jon

    January 8, 2017 at 9:54 am

    That sucks but big Congratulations to former Alex Job Racing driver, Alex Riberas!

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