Hondas excluded in wake of Hungary, Morocco

The four Honda entries from Team JAS and Zengo Motorsport have been retrospectively disqualified from the two most recent WTCC rounds over floor irregularities.

The cars of Honda Racing Team JAS and Zengő Motorsport have been excluded en masse from the results of FIA WTCC races in Hungary and Morocco because of alleged floor irregularities.

A three-person panel of stewards, which convened at this weekend's round at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, reviewed the post-competition technical reports from both events, prepared by the FIA technical delegate, and also heard submissions from representatives of both entrants before concluding that sections of the flat floor from cars of Norbert Michelisz (#5 Honda Racing Team JAS), Rob Huff (#12 Honda Racing Team JAS), Tiago Monteiro (#18 Honda Racing Team JAS) and Ferenc Ficza (#55 Zengő Motorsport) did not comply with the 2016 technical regulations.

The non-compliance was described in the FIA stewards' report as differing to the part submitted on both the cars' homologation form and the part presented during the homologation inspection. In addition, the part's construction was not in compliance with the definition of composite applicable at the time of the homologation.

The only decision that they felt was then open to them was to exclude all four cars from the two events, although Honda Racing Team JAS has already served notice of its intention to appeal.

Tagged as: FIA , Honda , exclusion

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Rob Huff - Castrol Honda Civic
Alain Menu
Michel Vaillant - Alain Menu
John Filippi - Sebastien Loeb Racing
Ryo Michigami, Honda Racing Team JAS [Credit: WTCC]
Rob Huff - Munnich Motorsport Citroen C-Elysee
Medhi Bennani, Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Nestor Girolami, Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo, WTCC [Credit: WTCC]
Tom Chilton, Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen [Credit: XPB]
Tom Coronel, Roal Chevrolet [Credit: WTCC media]
Gabriele Tarquini, Lada, Moscow [Credit: WTCC media]
Nicky Catsburg, Lada, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Nicky Catsburg, Lada, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Jose Maria Lopez, Citroen, [Credit: WTCC media]
Jose Maria Lopez - Citroen Racing [credit: Florent Gooden / DPP]
Jose Maria Lopez, Citroen, [Credit: WTCC media]
Rob Huff - Castrol Honda Civic
Rob Huff - Castrol Honda Civic

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.