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AF Corse Named Shanghai GTE Pro Winner After Appeal

Pier Guidi and Calado back up to second in title race

AF Corse has had its 2019 4 Hours of Shanghai victory reinstated following a successful appeal.

Its #51 Ferrari 488 GTE of Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado originally won the race (held back in November) but was disqualified after post-race technical checks as the car was found to have been in breach of the 50mm minimum ride height regulations. Porsche’s Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen were subsequently handed the victory.

Ferrari appealed this decision immediately, however. The hearing was held in Paris on January 28th, with the results revealed today.

The FIA has decided “To set aside the Contested Decision” and hand AF Corse the victory back.

As a result, Pier Guidi and Calado are now firmly back in the title race in GTE Pro, the duo promoted from sixth to second and now sit behind Aston Martin Racing’s Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen.