Monday 27 May 2019

Permanent entrant ESmotorsport could face hefty fine should they fail to compete in Norway

ESmotorsport-Labas GAS could face a 50,000 euro fine should they fail to participate at the World RX of Norway, after the team failed to compete at round four of the championship in Silverstone, UK.

The FIA Stewards received communication from the ESmotorsport-Labas GAS team manager Robertas Maneikis explaining that the team would not be present at R4 Silverstone. 

However, failing to compete is a Breach of Article 8.4 of the FIA Sporting Regulations World Rallycross: "A permanent individual Competitor is a body or person entering a car for the whole Championship. A permanent individual Competitor is permitted to change its car (make and model) during the season. The permanent individual Competitor has a responsibility vis-à-vis the FIA to ensure that the car entered takes to the grid for each Competition of the Championship. Any failure to participate will result in a penalty, except in cases of Force Majeure." - FIA Sporting Regulation World Rallycross.

It remains unclear if ESmotorsport-Labas GAS will be on the grid for round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Norway on 15-16 June 2019. However, the team took to social media with the following statement pictured below:
TEXT - Junaid Samodien

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