TDS LMP2 driver gets Le Mans 24 Hours ban

TDS LMP2 driver gets Le Mans 24 Hours ban

A determination from the stewards of the assembly said that the Le Mans rookie, who

A determination from the stewards of the assembly said that the Le Mans rookie, who was sharing the TDS Oreca 07-Gibson with Mathias Beche and Tijmen van der Helm, “is not driving to the typical essential to safely and securely participate in the remainder of the event”.

The final decision was produced on the suggestion of race director Eduardo Freitas “for the safety of himself and other competitors”, the stewards report ongoing.

Bronze-rated Cimadomo was included in an incident with the #63 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R at the Dunlop Chicane in the opening session of totally free follow on Wednesday and “nearly brought on an accident also in FP1 at pit entry”, in accordance to the stewards.

He then crashed the TDS Oreca at Corvette Corner in the third observe time period on Thursday just after earning speak to with the #31 WRT motor vehicle pushed by Sean Gelael. 

#13 TDS Racing x Vaillante Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 of Philippe Cimadomo, Mathias Beche, Tijmen Van Der Helm

Image by: Rainier Ehrhardt

The TDS Oreca, which is operating in the professional/am P2 subclass courtesy of Cimadomo’s bronze ranking, finished up sustaining large damage after spinning into the obstacles and is at this time going through a rebuild all around a spare monocoque. 

Cimadomo told the stewards that he experienced competed in the European Le Mans Series with TDS this 12 months with no incident and explained the incidents in FP1 and FP3 as “momentary lapses”.

“He stated that he felt that he had obtained encounter all through the observe periods and felt additional self-confident in his capacity to compete,” the steward’s bulletin said. 

“However, the stewards have concluded that a sample exists that can not be disregarded at this time.”

Cimadomo has the appropriate to appeal the decision of the stewards.

The 62-year-old moved up to LMP2 in the ELMS this year just after competing in LMP3 prototypes in the Michelin-sponsored Le Mans Cup on the series support card, as perfectly as the Supreme Cup and the VdeV Endurance Collection.

Cimadomo, Beche and van der Helm are lying next in the ELMS professional/am points immediately after ending third and then second in the two rounds held to day this year.

The TDS Oreca has been on the pace in the fingers of Beche, who established 3rd-quickest time in general in P2 in the opening session of last Sunday’s take a look at day and was fifth and quickest in pro/am in FP1 on Wednesday. 

TDS has been a regular frontrunner in P2 at Le Mans both equally underneath its personal title and running vehicles under the banners of G-Generate Racing and Racing Group Nederland.

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