Delta-ADR's exclusion from Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 podium upheld

The G-Drive/Delta-ADR team's exclusion from third place in LMP2 at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June has been upheld

Delta-ADR's exclusion from Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 podium upheld

The FIA International Court of Appeal has announced the decision in the wake of an appeal hearing brought by G-Drive in Paris on September 10.

The move confirms the removal of the G-Drive ORECA-Nissan 03 shared by Mike Conway, John Martin and Roman Rusinov from the results and the promotion of the Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan Z11SN driven by Michael Krumm, Jann Mardenborough and Lucas Ordonez to the final podium position.

The G-Drive entry was disqualified after the race when its fuel tank was found to be over the 75-litre class maximum by a margin believed to be significantly less than one litre.

Delta-ADR is known not to have disputed the measurement and is understood to have appealed its exclusion on procedural grounds.

Both entries had the backing of engine supplier Nissan: G-Drive/Delta-ADR is known as a "Nissan partner team", and the Greaves car was sponsored by the Japanese manufacturer and raced by three drivers with factory contracts.

Nissan global motorsport boss Darren Cox said: "We were sorry to hear that G-Drive lost their Le Mans podium.

"It is a bittersweet ruling, though, and I can't help but feel very proud of Lucas, Jann and Michael for taking a podium finish at Le Mans."

First and second positions in P2 at this year's Le Mans were taken by two OAK Racing Morgan-Nissan LMP2s.

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