FIA confiscates multiple parts from Hypercars and LMP2

FIA confiscates multiple parts from Hypercars and LMP2

FIA and ACO have confiscated parts from six vehicles, including class champions in the Hypercar and LMP2 categories.

After post-race scrutineering at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, many parts have been confiscated from five Hypercar class entries as well as the LMP2 class-winning No. 34 Inter Europol Competition Oreca 07 Gibson.

The final results of the 100th running of the French endurance classic are still pending “final checks of parts collected at the event” from the six vehicles, according to a technical delegate report released on Monday evening.

The No. 2 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-Series.R, No. 5 Penske Porsche 963, No. 8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid, No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 499P, No. 93 Peugeot 9X8, and No. 34 Inter Europol Competition Oreca, according to the report, were among the vehicles from which parts were confiscated.

The only LMP2 car to have had parts seized was the Inter Europol Competition car, which was driven by Albert Costa, Fabio Scherer, and Jakub Smiechowski and crossed the finish line first in class. No components from any of the GTE-Am entries were  taken.

According to eyewitness accounts from Le Mans on Monday, the Polish-flagged team’s car was thoroughly taken apart and left in the scrutineering bay for hours. The FIA has not yet disclosed the investigation’s results, if any.

“As a part of the technical scrutineering process, parts from a number of cars have indeed been collected and sealed for further checks of their compliance with technical regulations in the most optimal conditions and using the best available tools,” a FIA spokesperson said to Sportscar365.

“As part of the process, the results of the investigations will be presented to the Stewards in the final report prepared by the FIA’s and the ACO’s Technical Delegates.

“Sporting equity and technical compliance are in the center of attention of the FIA and the ACO as the regulatory bodies of FIA World Endurance Championship.”

The following statement was given to Sportscar365 by a spokesperson regarding Inter Europol Competition.

“To win Le Mans is very special,” the statement read. “The No. 34 Oreca ran like a dream throughout, and now it is undergoing post-race checks to ensure it is within the rules.

“We are 100 percent sure from our side that it complies with all of the rules and regulations.”

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