G-Drive, TDS squads appeal Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 disqualifications

The G-Drive Racing and TDS Racing LMP2 teams have confirmed they will appeal their disqualifications from the Le Mans 24 Hours

G-Drive, TDS squads appeal Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 disqualifications

G-Drive dominated the race's secondary class, with the #26 ORECA shared by Roman Rusinov, Jean-Eric Vergne and Andrea Pizzitola storming to victory by a margin of two laps.

But on Monday evening it was announced that both G-Drive and the #28 TDS Racing ORECA 07-Gibson that finished fourth in LMP2 had been excluded from the results for the use of an illegal device in their refuelling rigs to speed up their pitstop times.

The disqualification provisionally promoted the Signatech Alpine squad to LMP2 victory, pending the outcome of the G-Drive/TDS appeal.

A statement issued by TDS on Thursday read: "G-Drive Racing and TDS Racing have decided to appeal the decisions of the stewards pronounced last Monday after the 24 Hours of Le Mans in front of the FIA International Court of Appeal.

"Both teams consider having at all times respected the applicable regulations and have been truly disappointed by the stewards decision.

"They now wish to bring forward their arguments in front of the highest FIA Court. "No further comment will be issued until the procedure is over."

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