The LA Honda World IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge team had both of its Honda Civic TCR cars excluded from the remainder of the Roar Before the 24 test due to a minimum weight violation.
According to a bulletin from IMSA, a technical inspection revealed both cars were below the published minimum weight.
IMSA officials found the entrants in violation of IMPC SSR Attachment 2.7, which states in part:
“Any Competitor, Constructor or Manufacturer who deliberately gives false information, attempts to influence the BoP process, manipulates the performance, or displays a level of performance above or below the expected result in any session may be penalized.”
The team is making its TCR debut after running in the series under the MINI JCW Team banner in previous seasons.
A total of four Honda TCRs had been entered for the three-day pre-season test, with the HART and Atlanta Speedwerks entries found to be in compliance with the technical regulations.