G-Drive Racing has lost its LMP2 class pole position for the Six Hours of Nürburgring, as a result of a technical infringement found in scrutineering after Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session.
The No. 26 Oreca 07 Gibson was found to have the front part of its skid block deflecting more than 5mm, in breach of article 3.5.6 d of the LMP2 Technical Regulations.
The car will now start tomorrow’s race, which kicks off at 1 p.m. local time, from the back of the grid.
Le Mans 24 Hours winners Jackie Chan DC Racing has been promoted to the class pole, with Oliver Jarvis, Ho-Pin Tung and Thomas Laurent piloting its No. 38 Oreca.
Ben Hanley and Pierre Thiriet combined to provisionally put the G-Drive car at the front of the LMP2 grid for the fourth time so far this season.
The team had already been handed a three-minute stop-and-hold penalty for an incident at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month involving Roman Rusinov and Khaled Al Qubaisi’s GTE-Am class Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR.