INTERNATIONAL COURT OF APPEAL - HEARING February 13, 2020 | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF APPEAL - HEARING February 13, 2020

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The following hearing of the International Court of Appeal will take place in Paris:

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Hearing

Case ICA-2019-11 : Appeal brought by the Polski Zwiazek Motorwy on behalf of the competitor Inter Europol Competition against the decision of the National Court of Appeal of the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile confirming the decision No. 19 dated 27 October 2019 of the Stewards of the 4 Hours of Portimão counting towards the 2019 European Le Mans Series.

On 27 October 2019, further to a interruption of the 4 Hours of Portimão, the Stewards decided to adjust the driving time for all the drivers (minimum driving time of the Appellant’s driver Martin Hippe was set to 1:22:06).

On that same day, the Stewards received a report of the Chief Timekeeper of the Portimão race which mentioned that the driving time for the driver corresponded to 1:05:53.881.

After having analysed the different documents submitted to them and heard the Appellant, the Stewards, by their Decision No.19 dated 27 October 2019, considering that the Appellant had breached Article 10.10.1.5 b) of the Sporting Regulations as well as Decision No.12, therefore decided to impose the following penalty: “9 laps to be added to the total lap time calculated by dividing the missing time (16 minutes 13 seconds) by the best lap time of the car (1:41.427) and convert it into number of laps”.

On 31 October 2019, the Inter Europol Competition appealed Decision No.19 taken by the Stewards during the 4 Hours of Portimão before the National Court of Appeal of the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile.

On 28 November 2019, the French National Court of Appeal confirmed the Decision No. 19 taken by the Stewards.

On 17 December 2019, the Inter Europol Competition decided to appeal the decision of the French National Court of Appeal before the International Court of Appeal.

When

9.30 hrs

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Decision

The decision will be published as soon as possible after the hearing.

Accreditation

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The accreditation request must include the following:

i) the hearing and the date for which the accreditation is requested;

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