IMSA announced Wednesday it has placed Olivier Pla on probation for an on-track incident with Robert Thorne during Friday practice for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. He is on probation for the remainder of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
Per IMSA, Pla was determined to have violated Rule 48.4 (unjustifiable risk) of the 2015 IMSA Rules. Pla’s No. 57 Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2 Judd contacted Thorne’s No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS on the front straight. Thorne posted a video of the incident on Facebook.
Krohn Racing is not currently slated to race any further TUDOR Championship events this year owing to its full season in the European Le Mans Series.
However if they do, the probation would be in effect for Pla upon his return, if he would be in the driver lineup alongside team regulars Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson. The trio raced together at both Daytona and Sebring.