With the decision number 20 of the Stewards, following the post-race technical checks on the engine of the Van Amersfoort Racing car no. 87 and after the examination of the bench tests carried out at Autotecnica Motori, it was decided: “To exclude the Competitor / Driver from the classification of race 3 of round 4 Imola IF4C pursuant to art. 15 RdS Circuit speed, 128 lett. B, 228 and 227.10 RSN. “
This is the motivation, reported on the commissioners’ decision: “The Stewards met in an online meeting using the” Google Meet “application in the presence of the Competitor’s representative Mr Peter Van Erp, after having thoroughly assessed the issue, found that the outcome of the checks post-race techniques carried out at Autotecnica, on engine no. 139-C (Abarth 414TF 1400 cc. Fire Turbo) which equipped car no. 87, the particular “distribution pulley” was mounted, a particular not subject to sealing different from the reference sample supplied by Autotecnica. as better specified in the report of the technical commissioner and of Autotecnica which here are understood to be fully transcribed and forming an integral part of the decision.
Given the good faith of the competitor, the aforementioned technical irregularity, as indicated in the technical report, therefore falls into the category of non-compliance provided for by art. 128 letter B (Non-conformities due to adjustments or assembly errors which could be involuntary and which could entail advantages or violation of safety regulations) which justifies the exclusion of the competitor from the classification of race 3 as well as the relative penalties as specified above .
It is acknowledged that the competitor, heard by the Stewards, attended all the tests and received communication and information of the decision in English.
For these reasons, the behavior of the aforementioned Competitor / Driver constitutes a violation of the aforementioned sporting regulations.
This decision was taken in compliance with the current Articles 210.3.III, 215, 216 bis. 228 and 229 RSN, 15 and 16 of the RDS Speed in circuit, to the extent of its competence. “