John Martin stripped of Le Mans podium

Exclusion from Le Mans will prove costly for Martin's title hopes

Exclusion from Le Mans will prove costly for Martin’s title hopes

Australian John Martin has lost his LMP2 class podium from last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours due to disqualification for a technical infringement.

The #26 G-Drive/Delta-ADR entered Oreca-Nissan was found to have a fuel tank capacity in excess of the mandated 75 litres.

Team manager Simon Dowson confirmed that the squad will appeal the decision, which strips them of third in class and a fine ninth outright.

“There has been a technical infringement outside the control of the team, there was no advantage gained from that infringement and we will be appealing the decision,” he said in a statement.

Martin, the 2006 Australian Formula Ford Champion, shared the car at Le Mans with his regular World Endurance Championship partners Roman Rusinov and Mike Conway.

Should the appeal not be upheld, the exclusion will prove costly to the trio’s WEC campaign as Le Mans is a double-points event.


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