FFF Racing Team has lost its Barcelona pole position for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS season finale. Mirko Bortolotti was deemed to set his fastest lap time of the session while yellow flags were being waved.

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This drops the #63 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 down to fourth place as a result of the three-place grid penalty imposed and promotes fellow title contenders Raffaele Marciello, Felipe Fraga and Jules Gounon aboard the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 to pole position alongside the #22 GPX Martini Racing Porsche 991.2 GT3R of Matt Campbell, Earl Bamber and Mathieu Jaminet.

“Car 63 set its fastest sector 3 time and fastest lap whilst a yellow flag was being displayed at turn 12,” the steward’s report reads.

“Having summoned and heard from the driver and the competitor’s representative, and having viewed on-board and live TV evidence, the Stewards do not consider it evident that car 63 reduced speed in response to the yellow flag. It is expected that a driver brakes earlier or noticeably reduces speed in that sector and the Stewards can see no clear evidence to demonstrate that driver 63 did so.”

Additionally, Bortolotti receives one Behaviour Warning Point.

 
 

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