FIA World Rally Championship

PSA Motorsport fined for eight 208 Rally4 cars not complying with Homologation

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Credit: PSA Motorsport

French team PSA Motorsport were fined 15,000 euros even before the Rally de Portugal started. During the scrutineering before this weekend’s FIA World Rally Championship round, some errors were discovered in eight of the 16 Peugeot 208 Rally4 cars entered.

Of the faulty cars, the current detail in seven of the cases came from one supplier – the wedge that is welded on where the cage’s pipes meet in a cross at the side of the doors.

The material did not stay within the tolerances, the drivers managed to get away without a penalty but instead the PSA Motorsport had to take the whole blow, which meant 15,000 euros in fines that must be paid immediately. An extra fine of 15,000 euros could be handed if the same or similar errors will be discovered during the rest of this year’s WRC season.

Deficiencies in quality control stated the team as the cause of the error, something that Didier Clement believes should be given great focus from now on to ensure that neither the Peugeot 208 nor the Opel Corsa Rally4 will suffer similar problems in the future.

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