Audi excluded from Six Hours of Silverstone; Porsche wins (Update)

UPDATE Audi Sport Team Joest has appealed against the exclusion of winners Marcel Fassler/Andre Lotterer/Benoit Treluyer. Hence the result of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener remains provisional.

The Stewards of the Meeting received a report from the Technical Delegate explaining that the thickness of the front skid block of car no. 7 doesn’t comply with article 3.5.6 a3 of the LMP1 Technical Regulations. Audi Sport Team Joest has appealed the decision to exclude the number 7 car from the results. Hence the race result will depend on the decision of a sport tribunal.

04/17/16 Porsche has provisionally inherited overall victory in Sunday’s Six Hours of Silverstone, following a post-race technical infraction on the race-winning No. 7 Audi R18 of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler.

The Audi’s front skid block was found to have been under the 20mm minimum in post-race scrutineering.

It therefore gives the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb the win, pending a potential appeal from Audi.

The No. 6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi has been elevated to second, ahead of the No. 13 Rebellion R-One AER, which will be scored with an overall podium finish in the attrition-filled race.

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