Roman Rusinov. #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca. Autograph session Le Mans 24 Hours. June 2017. Photo: John Stevens

G-Drive pilot Roman Rusinov has been handed a three-minute stop and go penalty for his collision with the #88 GTE-Am Porsche of Proton Competition at the Porsche Curves in the second hour of the 85th Le Mans 24 hour race.

Rusinov’s penalty is to be served by the #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca at the next round of the FIA WEC at Germany’s Nürburgring, with a further three-minute stop and go penalty suspended for the following three events of the championship.

A little harsh perhaps? We say no as maintaining driving standards must be a key priority of all series/championships and such a penalty goes a long way to help ensure this.