INDYCAR: IndyCar Rescinds Chevrolet Manufacturer Penalties Following Official Review

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — Dave Heithaus photo — IndyCar rescinded penalties issued against Chevrolet for violation of Verizon IndyCar Series engine regulations 11.2 (Torque Control) and 12.1 (Traction Control).

The engine manufacturer will be assessed a deduction of 10 manufacturer points for an unintentional technical violation.

The resolution follows IndyCar’s review of the May 12 penalties under INDYCAR’s review process that was introduced for the 2014 season as defined in the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook.

Series officials initially fined Chevrolet $20,000 and penalized it 10 engine manufacturer’s points for violations of the engine regulations during May’s Indianapolis Grand Prix.

However, the series penalized Chevrolet 10 Engine Manufacturer Championship points on Tuesday per IndyCar rules for violation of Rule 16.5.1 (engine change under mileage).

The Chevrolet engine was changed out in the No. 2 Penske Motorsports entry driven by Juan Pablo Montoya.

Members may contest the imposition of the penalty pursuant to the procedures and timelines detailed in the review and appeal procedures of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook.

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