G-Drive Racing has lost their Nürburgring LMP2 pole position after the team’s #26 ORECA Gibson failed post-qualifying scrutineering.
The car, which took pole with an average time of 1:45.001 set by Pierre Thiriet and Ben Hanley was found to have a skid block where the front part deflected in excess of 5 mm, in breach of article 3.5.6 d of the LMP2 Technical Regulations.
Whether the fault was due to manufacturing, setup or aggressive driving attacking the curbs is not clear.
All qualifying times for the car have been cancelled with Race Stewards giving permission for the car, which already has a 3 minute stop and hold penalty to serve following Roman Rusinov’s collision with the Dempsey Proton Porsche at Le Mans, to start from the back of the grid. The #38 Jacky Chan DC Racing Oreca Gibson will now start from LMP2 pole and inherit’s the additional point for pole.