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MRS GT Racing Appeals 12H Zandvoort Exclusion

MRS GT Racing appeals 12H Zandvoort exclusion…

Photo: MRS GT Racing

Photo: MRS GT Racing

MRS GT Racing has appealed the ruling that has excluded its class-winning entry from the Hankook 12 Hours of Zandvoort.

The No. 78 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car of Americans Charles Putman and Charlie Espenlaub and Dutch ace Xavier Maassen claimed 991 Cup honors with its 6th place overall finish but the car was found to have had a technical infringement in post-race scrutineering.

According to the German team, the infringement — relating to the installation of an oil fitting — is in accordance with the technical regulations and has been approved in writing by the manufacturer.

Additionally, MRS claims the race director did not use the correct procedure for the process of hearing protests, appeals and penalties, and is in “contempt for the international sporting rules of the FIA.”

“The MRS Team with its drivers will not allow a misguided application of the rulebook and pursuant lack of respect for FIA stewardship standards color their reputation and will continue to pursue this case to the highest levels,” a statement from the team read.

The exclusion has provisionally handed the 991 Cup class to the No. 72 HRT Performance Porsche.

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

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