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Porsche Penalized GTD Points Over Technical Infraction at Monterey

Porsche loses GTD Manufacturer points over post-race tech infraction…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Porsche has been given a 35-point penalty in the GTD manufacturers championship for a technical rules infraction discovered following last weekend’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The Porsche 911 GT America had a front splitter that was not approved through IMSA’s homologation process. IMSA said the component would have been approved if the proper submission had taken place.

Porsches placed first and third in the GTD class, with Park Place Motorsports and drivers Spencer Pumpelly and Patrick Lindsey taking their first TUDOR Championship victory of the season. The penalty does not affect driver or team points.

The infraction violates Article 20.1.1 of the 2015 IMSA Technical Regulations for the GTD class.

The rule states, “Any aerodynamic modifications to the original vehicle (wings, diffusers, ducts, openings, vents, etc.) must be described on the Homologation Form and approved by IMSA.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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