|SA-Dakar Rally: Gordon eventually disqualified, but will continue after appeal.|
The car race officials' committee of the 2012 Dakar Rally today published the following press release.
"On completion of the 9th stage (Antofagasta-Iquique), following observation of technical non-compliance on vehicle No. 303 (Robby Gordon) (article 1P and 3P of the technical rules), the Car Race Officials' Committee has decided to disqualify No. 303 from the race. The driver has appealed against this decision. During appeals, decisions are placed on hold. As a result, vehicle No. 303 will continue the rally until the outcome of the appeal."
Inofficially, the French TV-station "France TV" reported on their website, that race director David Castera confirmed this news. "We have mandated the installation of a flange at the entrance of the air duct, limiting its ability to reduce absorption performance in the air / fuel mixture," said race director David Castera.
2012/01/11 | 20:25 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/ASO