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Shock exclusion for Le Mans LMP2 winners G-Drive

In a shock announcement this evening, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the organisers of the 24 Heures du Mans, said in a statement that the LMP2 class winning #26 G-Drive Racing ORECA 07 Gibson has been disqualified and stripped of its win. Apparently, according to the announcement, a post-race inspection revealed an added part that had been inserted into the ‘dead-man’s handle’ element of the #26 car’s refuelling rig. Race scrutineers decided that this additional part had been used to modify the ACO mandated fuel fill restrictor which they believed meant that both the G-Drive (#26) and the sister #28 TDS car of Perrado, Vaxivière and Duval could be...
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