Penalty for GRT post Qualifying

GRT Grasser Racing Team #11 will start the Daytona 24 Hours from the very last start position on the grid.

Post qualifying inspection found it not to be conforming with the regulations when a stall test was made.

All the cars has an air restrictor to limit the power of the engine, as a part of the Balance of Performance, where IMSA will adjust the different car models compared to each other.

That test is done by blocking the air intake on the car, and then the engine has to stall. That didn’t happen on #11, which means that it was sucking air surpassing the air restrictor, resulting in too much power output from the engine.

That sends the team to the back of the field.

GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini #11
Photo Courtesy of IMSA / Michael L. Levitt, LAT Images

The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 cars have the highest top speeds in the GTD category, so it probably won’t last long before they are up near the front of the field again. The GRT Grasser Racing has a great experience with endurance racing, and plenty of knowledge about the Lamborghini cars – and they have a full 24 hours to make it to the front.

Spirit of Race Ferrari #51 will lead the field from Pole Position in the GTD category, ahead of the Risi Competizione Ferrari #82 and the 3GT Racing Lexus #15, which was promoted following the disqualification.

The race starts 20.40 CET, and all 24 hours can be watched via live stream on

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