James Davison is back in the championship race in Pirelli World Challenge after his result from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been reinstated following an appeal made by the AIM Autosport/Always Evolving team.
Davison was given a 35.6-second post-race penalty in Race 2 at the CTMP weekend in May for “failure to provide racing room” with the No. 88 Absolute Bentley Continental GT3 of Adderely Fong in Turn 2, prior to Fong’s accident with the No. 43 RealTime Racing Acura TLX GT of Ryan Eversley.
The Nissan driver initially lost his 2nd place finish, having been demoted to 11th, and was placed on a three-event probation due to the incident.
However, an appeal made by Davison’s team to SCCA has resulted in the Australian being reinstated to second place in the race, but with a 10-point deduction.
PWC has provided the following statement to Sportscar365:
“J.D. Davison was counseled by the Series Stewards prior to the races beginning at CTMP to avoid all contact.
“In Sunday’s Race 2, Davison had contact with Adderly Fong prior to the interaction of Fong and Ryan Eversley.
“The Stewards then met with Davison and applied a penalty for failure to provide racing room.
The team appealed the Penalty.
“Upon review, the penalty was decreased to a 10-point deduction, a multi-race probation was continued and the finishing order was restored to 2nd place.”
Davison, whose probation still runs through the Mid-Ohio weekend, had a quiet past month on the track, posting fifth place finishes in races at Lime Rock and Road America without any notable incidents or penalties.
As a result of the reinstatement, Davison now sits fifth in the GT Drivers’ Championship, 214 points behind leader Alvaro Parente heading into the next round at Mid-Ohio later this month.
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