FIA GT STOP PRESS: Lister win nullified (updated)

The winning car in Sunday's fifth round of the FIA GT Championship at Zolder, Belgium, has been disqualified after failing post-race scrutineering

FIA GT STOP PRESS: Lister win nullified (updated)

The Lister Storm of Jamie Campbell-Walter and Tom Coronel, which had earlier produced one of the most fantastic victories in the championship's history, failed a vacuum test of its engine's airbox. This would allow more power to the engine, as air would circumnavigate the car's air restrictors, which are used to limit the potential of the sportscar's output.

Lister has appealed against the decision, however. It says the airbox was damaged, causing a very small leak which made the engine run lean and create the misfire which could be heard in the closing stages of the race.

Labre's Chrysler Viper, which leads the series, has been declared the race winner until the appeal is heard.

The winning team in the N-GT class has also been penalised. Driver Luca Riccitelli drove over his allowed maximum time in the RWS Motorsport Porsche 996 GT3 before handing over to team mate Andrea Boldrini.

The car has received a 1m44s penalty, which drops it to third in class. The win now goes to the Babini/Moccia Porsche.

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