Yohan Rossel became disqualified from Acropolis Rally Greece on Sunday night after the front subframe on his Citroën C3 Rally2 became chanced on to be chubby.

2021 WRC - Acropolis Rally Greece - Y. Rossel, Citroën C3 Rally2 (DPPI / Nikos Katikis)

The Frenchman obtained WRC3 to spice up his championship lead but became disqualified by event stewards following a listening to on the rally detestable in Lamia.

The stewards’ decision mentioned that in post-event scrutineering the weight of the front subframe became measured at 12,950g. That became originate air the utmost allowed weight, with tolerance, of 12,857.25g.

The subframe on Rossel’s automobile became previously chanced on to be chubby at Rally Italia Sardegna in June. A €30,000 ravishing became imposed on Citroën Racing, €15,000 of which became suspended discipline to no additional breach of a identical nature earlier than the tip of the season.

Team supervisor Vincent Ducher advised stewards that the subframe worn in Greece became twice weighed after the Italian round, when it became a brand fresh and unused spare fragment, and became throughout the weight limit. He would possibly perhaps per chance even now no longer point to why the identical fragment became now chubby.

The decision mentioned the competitor had checked all their subframes following Rally Italia Sardegna and three contain been chanced on now to no longer conform and despatched succor to the dealer. The fragment worn in Greece became now no longer checked because the competitor relied on the weight measured in Italy.

Citroën Racing engineer Damien Arbonnier mentioned the French firm advised the dealer of the subframes to weigh all merchandise earlier than sending them to clients, and stewards decided it became the competitor’s accountability to be particular the fragment complied.   

Rossel has issued notification of plot to allure and the subject will now be resolved at a future listening to throughout the upcoming weeks.

Citroën Racing became fined €30000 after the rear brake cooling followers on Rossel’s automobile contain been chanced on now to no longer conform with the homologation originate. €25000 of the ravishing became suspended discipline to no additional breach of a identical nature within 12 months.

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