Ogier’s penalty relief after last day time card blunder
- 11th June 2018, 9:09am
After investigating the issue, stewards removed the 22 points Ogier and Ingrassia gained from the rally and the 18 earned by their M-Sport Ford team. The penalty was suspended, meaning it will only be applied if the pair repeat the offence before the end of the season. They were also fined 10,000 Euros. The decision means Ogier remains 27 points adrift of rally winner Thierry Neuville with six rounds remaining. Ingrassia admitted his mistake at the hearing. He said they left the stage finish without checking the time card had been returned by marshals and when he realised the error, it was too late to return to the finish line by car or on foot. Stewards accepted it was a genuine mistake which had no effect on the performance of their Ford Fiesta.
The timecard 😲 Ogier / Ingrassia forgot to pick up the timecard after SS19 - which is required to check in the final Stage SS20! Gap between Ogier and Neuville now only 0.8 seconds - watch ALL LIVE on https://t.co/twccZ0hRvh #WRClive #jumpinginthedust pic.twitter.com/paqe85tHp8— WRC (@OfficialWRC) June 10, 2018
More WRC news:https://rallysportmag.com/neuville-extends-wrc-lead-with-last-stage-triumph-in-italy110618/
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