Porsche has received a 35 point penalty in the manufacturers’ championship in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship‘s GT Daytona class after a technical infraction at last weekend’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The Porsche 911 GT Americas had a front splitter that had not been approved by the International Motor Sports Association. IMSA have said that it would have been approved had Porsche gone through the proper submission procedure.
The rule in the IMSA Technical Regulations states that: “Any aerodynamic modifications to the original vehicle (wings, diffusers, ducts, openings, vents, etc.) must be described on the Homologation Form and approved by IMSA.”
In GTD class at last weekend’s 2h40 race, Porsches finished 1st and 3rd, with the win going to Park Place Motorsport, with drivers Spencer Pumpelly and Patrick Lindsey. This penalty, however, does not change driver or team points, and so doesn’t directly affect the team.
This places Porsche last in the GTD manufacturer standings, behind Ferrari, Audi and BMW.