2017 24 hours of Spa Pro AM pole sitter stripped of fastest time

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Oman Racing Team with TF Sport have been stripped of their fastest lap time from yesterdays Super Pole after it was deemed that Jonny Adam was released 4.416 seconds outside of his allocated time window for starting Super Pole.

Thankfully for the team, Adam had set a time fastest enough on his first lap around to place them in seventh place, meaning they will only drop two positions despite the penalty.

“What an incredible session Superpole was” said Ahmad Al Harthy, “Jonny did an absolutely amazing job, honestly his first lap was incredible and to be so close to the overall pole position shows just how strong the Oman Racing package is.

Talking about the penalty, Al Harthy revealed his frustration, “Obviously, we’re all disappointed and a lit bit deflated to lose the quickest time – nobody more so than Jonny as he did the hard work out on track!

“To begin the 24 Hour race from seventh overall, though, is so much more than we expected and the most important thing is the Pro-Am pole. I can’t wait for the race to begin, we’ll all be giving 100% to achieve the best result we possibly can.”