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PWC Adjusts Parente’s Championship Points

Alvaro Parente loses points from Lime Rock Park pole…

Photo: Bob Chapman/Autosport Image

Photo: Bob Chapman/Autosport Image

Alvaro Parente’s championship lead has been reduced to only two points over Patrick Long, following a points audit by SCCA and WC Vision that has stripped the K-PAX Racing driver from pole-sitting points at Lime Rock Park.

Pirelli World Challenge series officials confirmed Sunday morning that Parente had inaccurately collected seven bonus points for pole in Race 2 at Lime Rock in May.

The points should have gone to Andrew Palmer, who set fastest lap in Race 1 but did not start Race 2 due to his accident in warmup that morning. Parente inherited pole position as a result.

The change was announced less than two hours before the start of Sunday’s title-deciding Sprint GT race and also impacts the GT Teams and Manufacturers’ Championship as well.

K-PAX’s lead over Cadillac Racing has been reduced to 18 points, with Porsche and McLaren now tied in the manufacturers’ championship.

“The SCCA and PWC made a complete review of all class points Saturday evening to establish the proper point standings entering all four races Sunday at MRLS,” a statement from the series read.

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

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Garret

    October 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    The team points shouldn’t be changed as pole position isn’t included in team points, only driver

  2. Mike S.

    October 9, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Wow nice audit at the last minute. Glad its right I guess. Wierd, more crazy hargy bargy happens post race and now way post race than on the track nowadays.

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