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Scuderia Praha Gets One-Race Suspension for Incidents

Scuderia Praha suspended from next 24H Series race…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Scuderia Praha has been suspended from the next 24H Series race following several incidents, culminating with an avoidable collision during this weekend’s season-opening Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai.

The No. 11 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 of Matteo Cressoni crashed out of the lead of the race after making contact with Thomas Martinsson’s SP3-class No. 51 Primus Racing Ginetta G50 overnight.

It resulted in a lengthy Code 60 period, with Martinsson transported to a local hospital and reportedly sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

As a result, 24H Series organizers, Creventic, will not invite the Czech team to the second round of the season, the Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello.

“Due to the accident (avoidable collision) during the Hankook 24H Dubai, as well as several incidents in previous races or the 24H Series, organizer Creventic has decided team Scruderia Praha not to welcome in the next round of the 24H Series, the Hankook 12H Italy-Mugelo,” a statement from the series read.

“We would like to emphasize our philosophy to offer a platform for amateurs drivers and teams, to do their hobby: racing for fun. We expect all competitors to respect our sporting objectives and to adjust driving behavior accordingly.

“We hope to welcome Scruderia Praha again at the round after Mugello, the Hankook 12H Zandvoort.”

The team was due to debut its new Ferrari 488 GT3 in the Mugello event.

Cressoni, meanwhile, is scheduled to take part in next weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona in a Spirit of Race Ferrari.

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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