Team Project 1’s #57 Porsche 911 RSR has lost its GTE Am class pole position ahead of tomorrow’s six-hour WEC race at Fuji, after the car failed the post-qualifying technical inspections.
The reason for the disqualification is that the quick door release system was not in compliance with the homologation form. The statement from the stewards reads that “the fixing of the screw of the door was missing at post-qualifying scrutineering. The stewards consider this a safety issue.”
As a result of this, all the car’s times have been deleted and the car will start from the back of the grid.
This promotes TF Sport to pole position in GTE Am. The British team has therefore scored pole at both of the two races to start the season after setting pole at Silverstone.
The #83 AF Corse Ferrari, which won the season opener, will start second, with the #98 Aston Martin third.
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