FIA WEC

G-Drive Racing Stripped of Bahrain Pole Position

1 Mins read

G-Drive Racing has lost its LMP2 class pole position for tomorrow’s World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain.

A breach of the technical regulations was found during the mandatory scrutineering checks made after qualifying.

The fault was down to the two front brake cooling ducts not being fitted with mesh, as per the homologation guidelines.

As a result, the #26 ORECA 05-Nissan will start from the back of the grid, behind the GTE-Am field.

Signatech Alpine will assume the class pole position.

The Russian G-Drive Racing squad, run by Jota Sport, had clinched what it thought was its sixth pole position of 2016 in a close session on Friday.

Rene Rast set the fastest lap of the session – a 1:48.644 – to lower his and team-mate Roman Rusinov’s average below that of the French Signatech squad.

Rast and Rusinov will share the car with Alex Brundle during the season-ending six hour contest.

Related posts
Endurance RacingFIA WECSportscars

Milesi and Hörr set for FIA WEC Bahrain test in November

2 Mins read
Charles Milesi and Laurents Hörr have been selected by the FIA WEC promoters and organisers to take part in the official Bahrain test as rookies sampling the championship winning cars in Hypercar and LMGTE Pro respectively.
24 Hours of Le MansFIA WEC

Delight and heartbreak for 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 winners Team WRT

5 Mins read
A broken throttle sensor denied Team WRT an historic LMP2 1-2 on their Le Mans debut, but still managed to secure victory in a close finish.
24 Hours of Le MansFIA WEC

24 Hours of Le Mans: Hour 24 – Lights to Flag Victory for Conway, Kobayashi and Lopez

4 Mins read
Toyota Gazoo Racing and AF Corse secured the overall and LM GTE Pro victories at the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans with exceptional clean lights to flag dominance.