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WEC - 2018 Toyota Gazoo Racing withdraw appeal against Silverstone exclusions

21.08.18.

Rebellion Racing has this morning been confirmed as the final winner of the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the third round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season.

The No.3 Rebellion Racing R13-Gibson, driven by Mathias Beche, Thomas Laurent and Gustavo Menezes, becomes the first privateer entry to win an FIA World Endurance Championship race overall and the first non-hybrid to claim overall victory since Spa 2012. The final result shows a 1-2 for Rebellion Racing, with SMP Racing claiming third place.

The confirmation comes after the withdrawal by Toyota Gazoo Racing of its intention to appeal against exclusion from the race following post-race technical inspections which revealed non-conformity of the regulations of the cars’ skid block.

The No.8 TS050 HYBRID of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso originally took the chequered flag ahead of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López in the second-placed Toyota but both cars have been disqualified from the final results.

 

CLICK HERE for the final classification of the 6 Hours of Silverstone

CLICK HERE for the championship positions after Round 3 of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship