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R-Motorsport Aston Excluded from Shootout

R-Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 excluded from Shootout due to homologation issue…

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R-Motorsport has been excluded from the results of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Pirelli Top 10 Shootout, handing the Allan Simonsen Pole Award to the GruppeM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3. 

Officials found a technical infraction related to the mandated rev limit threshold of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3’s engine in post-qualifying scrutineering.

It’s understood to be related to the car’s manufacturer-supplied homologation documents, although the Jota Sport/Arden-run team has declined to comment on the situation.

The infraction has not affected the team’s No. 760 Pro-Am class Aston Martin.

Exclusion from the Shootout relegated the car to 10th, although it will start 12th overall due to an existing two-position grid penalty for speeding in the pit lane in Qualifying 1.

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