Case ICA-2019-11 : Appeal introduced by the Polski Zwiazek Motorwy on behalf of the competitor Inter Europol Competition in opposition to the decision of the Nationwide Court docket 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 in direction of the 2019 European Le Mans Series.
On 27 October 2019, extra to an interruption of the 4 Hours of Portimão, the Stewards decided to regulate the riding time for your complete drivers (minimum riding time of the Appellant’s driver Martin Hippe became living to 1: 22: 06).
On that same day, the Stewards obtained a record of the Chief Timekeeper of the Portimão poke which mentioned that the riding time for the motive force corresponded to 1: 05: 53.881.
After having analysed the assorted paperwork submitted to them and heard the Appellant, the Stewards, by their Choice No.19 dated 27 October 2019, brooding about that the Appellant had breached Article 10.10.1.5 b) of the Sporting Regulations to boot as Choice No.12, therefore decided to impose the next penalty: “9 laps to be added to the full lap time calculated by dividing the lacking time (16 minutes 13 seconds) by essentially the most fine lap time of the auto (1: 41.427) and convert it into different of laps”.
On 31 October 2019, the Inter Europol Competition appealed Choice No.19 taken by the Stewards for the duration of the 4 Hours of Portimão sooner than the Nationwide Court docket of Appeal of the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile.
On 28 November 2019, the French Nationwide Court docket of Appeal confirmed the Choice No. 19 taken by the Stewards.
On 17 December 2019, the Inter Europol Competition decided to charm the decision of the French Nationwide Court docket of Appeal sooner than the International Court docket of Appeal.
Choice of the International Court docket of Appeal
The Court docket, after having heard the occasions and examined their submissions, decided:
- To reject the charm and make particular the decision of the Nationwide Court docket of Appeal of the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile, dated 28 November 2019, rejecting the charm in opposition to Choice No. 19 of 27 October 2019 taken by the Stewards of the 4 Hours of Portimão counting in direction of the “European Le Mans Series 2019”;
- To voice the competent Sporting Authority to diagram, as acceptable, the implications of this ruling.
The International Court docket of Appeal became presided over by Mr Thierry JULLIARD (Switzerland), and integrated Mr Javier BONE MATHEU (Spain), Mr Francesco de BEAUMONT (Italy) and Mr Philippe NARMINO (Monaco).
Fat decision is on the market here .