IMSA Announces Drive-Time Penalties From Rolex 24
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Following the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) conducted its normal post-race audit of timing and scoring data. Upon analysis it was discovered that both the No. 29 Montaplast by Land Motorsport (driver Ricky Feller) and No. 63 Scuderia Corsa (driver Toni Vilander) entries in the GT Daytona (GTD) class were found to be in violation of drive-time requirements, as outlined by IMSA Sporting Regulations, and have been placed at the back of the class per Article 12.12 Drive-Time Penalty Order.

SSR 12.13.2, Minimum and Base Drive-Time, states, “Two drivers rated silver and/or bronze must individually achieve the minimum drive-time and each other driver (regardless of Driver rating) must individually drive the car for a base drive-time as listed in the SR or Car penalized in the drive-time penalty order priority.”

Minimum drive-time for the GTD class at the Rolex 24 was four hours, 45 minutes and base drive-time was three hours, 30 minutes. Both times were reduced by a percentage commensurate to the time lost while drive-time was stopped for red flags during the event, per SSR 12.11.5.

The No. 12 AIM Vasser Sullivan entry has been elevated to second in the GTD class results, with the No. 88 WRT Speedstar Audi Sport entry elevated to third following the penalty to the No. 29 entry, which was originally scored in the second position.

The No. 29 car has been moved to 22nd (46th overall) in the GTD race results, with the No. 63 scored 23rd in GTD (47th overall).

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