Both Toyotas excluded from Silverstone WEC race, Rebellion wins

Both Toyotas have been excluded from the Silverstone World Endurance Championship race, handing outright victory to privateer LMP1 squad Rebellion Racing

Both Toyotas excluded from Silverstone WEC race, Rebellion wins

The front part of Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima's winning #8 car's skidblock was reported to have "deflected 6mm on the right-hand side and 8mm on the left-hand side under the specified 2500N load at the front of the skidblock".

The second-placed #7 Toyota's infraction was slightly different, as "the front part of the skid block deflected 9mm under the specified 2500 N load on both sides of the skid block".

It means Rebellion drivers Gustavo Menezes, Thomas Laurent and Mathias Beche inherit victory, ahead of the sister #1 car of Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer.

SMP Racing pair Stephane Sarrazin and Egor Orudzhev move up to the final place on the podium.

Stewards' bulletins relating to the exclusion of both Toyotas said the team had explained that both its cars sustained damage to their skidblocks in-race but that this was not deemed a valid excuse.

They read: "Although there are no reports of the car being involved in any specific incident, the competitor stated that his only explanation for the non-conformity must have been as a result of the car running off-track and sustaining some sort of damage to the internal stays that fix that portion of the car.

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"The stewards considered this possibility but determined that the design of the car must be able to withstand the normal rigours of a six-hour endurance race."

The #3 Rebellion inherited what became victory as a result of the #1 car requiring a change of rear bodywork in the final hour in order to fix a faulty tail-light.

Revised race result

Pos Class Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 LMP1 M.Beche, T.Laurent, G.Menezes Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Gibson 193 6h02m10.579s
2 LMP1 N.Jani, A.Lotterer, B.Senna Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Gibson 192 1 Lap
3 LMP1 S.Sarrazin, E.Orudzhev SMP Racing BR Engineering/AER 192 1 Lap
4 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, S.Richelmi Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 185 8 Laps
5 LMP2 J.Jaafar, W.Tan, N.Jeffri Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 185 8 Laps
6 LMP2 N.Lapierre, A.Negrao, P.Thiriet Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 183 10 Laps
7 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, P.Maldonado, A.Davidson DragonSpeed ORECA/Gibson 181 12 Laps
8 LMP2 F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de Vries Racing Team Nederland Dallara/Gibson 181 12 Laps
9 LMP2 E.Creed, R.Ricci, Y.Mori Larbre Competition Alpine/Gibson 176 17 Laps
10 LMP2 F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, L.Duval TDS Racing ORECA/Gibson 173 20 Laps
11 GTE Pro A.P.Guidi, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 172 21 Laps
12 GTE Pro A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 172 21 Laps
13 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche GT Team Porsche 172 21 Laps
14 GTE Pro A.Lynn, M.Martin Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 171 22 Laps
15 GTE Pro M.Tomczyk, N.Catsburg BMW Team MTEK BMW 171 22 Laps
16 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 170 23 Laps
17 GTE Am C.Ried, J.Andlauer, M.Campbell Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 168 25 Laps
18 GTE Am S.Yoluc, J.Adam, C.Eastwood TF Sport Aston Martin 168 25 Laps
19 GTE Am J.Bergmeister, P.Lindsey, E.Perfetti Team Project 1 Porsche 168 25 Laps
20 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 168 25 Laps
21 GTE Am Mok W.S., K.Sawa, M.Griffin Clearwater Racing Ferrari 167 26 Laps
22 GTE Am M.Wainwright, B.Barker, A.Davison Gulf Racing Porsche 167 26 Laps
23 GTE Am M.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, E.Cheever MR Racing Ferrari 167 26 Laps
24 GTE Am G.Roda, G.Roda, M.Cairoli Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 167 26 Laps
25 LMP1 H.Hedman, B.Hanley, R.van der Zande DragonSpeed BR Engineering/Gibson 165 28 Laps
26 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.Fisichella Spirit of Race Ferrari 158 35 Laps
27 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 157 36 Laps
28 GTE Pro M.Sorensen, N.Thiim Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 155 38 Laps
- LMP1 S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, F.Alonso Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 197 Disqualified
- LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 197 Disqualified
- GTE Pro R.Lietz, G.Bruni Porsche GT Team Porsche 172 Disqualified
- GTE Pro A.Farfus, A.F.da Costa BMW Team MTEK BMW 116 Retirement
- LMP1 O.Webb, R.Binder ByKOLLES Racing Team ENSO CLM/NISMO 59 Retirement
- LMP1 M.Aleshin, V.Petrov, J.Button SMP Racing BR Engineering/AER 23 Retirement

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