Campos Racing has announced that it will appeal the FIA Stewards’ decision to disqualify Dušan Borković from Sunday’s second World Touring Car Championship race at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit in Argentina.
The Serbian rookie finished eighth in Race 2 after starting from fourteenth in his Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1, but was subsequently excluded when his car failed to meet the minimim ride height requirements in post-race scrutineering checks.
The team and its driver will argue that the scrutineers applied the incorrect reference points when conducting the checks, claiming that damage to the car’s front splitter caused it to sit unevenly. The stewards had ruled that the splitter’s ground clearance was lower on one side than the other.
“At one moment I noticed that something was wrong because of the sound…in the car,” a frustrated Borković said after his disqualification.
“My Chevy was not going into the turns properly and I was losing speed, but I wanted so much to finish the race and win new points. I am so hurt by this situation which was out of my team’s control that are not down to me.”
The FIA is yet to announce when it will hear Campos Racing’s appeal.
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