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K-PAX Bentleys Lose Poles; Pre-Race BoP Changes Revealed

Both K-PAX Bentleys excluded from Lime Rock qualifying due to RPM non-compliance…

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Both of the K-PAX Racing Bentley Continental GT3s have lost its respective pole positions for tomorrow’s Pirelli World Challenge SprintX round at Lime Rock Park due to technical infractions.

The No. 9 Bentley of Alvaro Parente, who claimed overall pole, as well as teammate and GT Pro-Am class pole-sitter Rodrigo Baptista have been excluded from qualifying after both cars were found to not be in “RPM compliance” according to a PWC spokesperson.

Per rule 11.3.5 in the PWC technical regulations, cars must not exceed the RPM limit listed.

It has thus given the overall pole to the No. 80 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Mike Skeen, with the No. 19 TruSpeed Autosport Audi R8 LMS GT3 of Parker Chase set to start from the top spot in Pro-Am.

Click Here for the revised qualifying results.

Post-Qualifying BoP Changes Confirmed

SRO, meanwhile, has confirmed several Balance of Performance changes following qualifying, including, most notably, a change in the overboost time limit for the Bentley.

Previously, the Bentleys were permitted a 100ms limit and will now have a maximum of 50ms. 

There has also been a 25kg weight increase for the GTS pole-sitting KTM X-Bow GT4.

Race 1 for GTS gets underway Monday at 9:55 a.m. EDT, followed by the first of two GT rounds of the day, kicking off at 11:25 a.m.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Trashbags

    May 27, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    This series is really a complete joke and it’s a shame because there’s good racing. The TC polesitter was also sent to the back yesterday for the race start and Eversley was penalized for a jumped start (where he didn’t actually jump the start) 11 laps into the race. The officiating is the most inconsistent out of any major racing series. There’s way too many arbitrary technical infractions that are taken care of in hindsight.

  2. Just a guy

    May 27, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Dude, come on, this is how Racing should be!!!😂😂😂

  3. Laughable

    May 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    #WorldChallenged. What a joke.

    And what’s with the BOP changes mid weekend? Come on guys. You should have this figured out by now. What an embarrassment.

  4. Pay Driver

    May 27, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    SRO stuff.

  5. juneracer

    May 28, 2018 at 9:16 am

    i was wondering if the takeover by SRO was good or bad and i’m leaning to the latter… how can you not check something like max RPM for ever session? don’t have rules if you can’t enforce and police them…

  6. Fernando Martins

    May 28, 2018 at 9:28 am

    What a laughable disaster! Rule making applied on the same terms as in a banana republic! Do these people actually think before they do something stupid and irresponsible like this? Ridiculous. Asinine! Stupid! Thank you PWC for again defrauding the fans!

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