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Pole-Sitting Aston Martin Set to Race Under Appeal

Pole-sitting R-Motorsport Aston Martin set to race under appeal…

Photo: SRO/Patrick Hecq

The R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 which took pole for this afternoon’s Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup round at Silverstone is set to race under appeal.

The No. 76 car was disqualified from qualifying after the stewards had found no data in the data-logger following the session.

However, the Jota Sport-backed team has since appealed this decision and so will still start from pole with Matthieu Vaxiviere, Nicki Thiim and Jake Dennis driving. 

The situation will therefore be investigated after the race weekend, meaning the team could face exclusion from the event if its appeal is unsuccessful.

The No. 90 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 has also been penalized for a change of both engine and chassis.

The car, which is a Silver Cup frontrunner, has been moved to the back of the grid and must serve a stop-and-go penalty during the first 30 minutes of the race.

Several other cars have lost their fastest Q2 times for being released into the fast lane of the pit lane too early in the session.

Click here for the final grid for the race, which gets underway at 3 p.m. local time.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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