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Triple eight wins after 13 cars penalised

Triple Eight Race Engineering’s GT squad took a remarkable win in the lates trace of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia Powered By AWS round at Fuji Speedway on Sunday, despite takingthe chequered flag in 14th place.

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Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim and Luca Stolz, driving a Mercedes AMG #88, was awarded the race victory after the cars that provisionally filled the first 13 places were all handed post-race time penalties.

All of the penalties stemmed from the race’s third and final Safety Car period, which began with 20 minutes remaining in the hour-long event.

The podium ceremony has taken place by the time the stewarts handed down their findings, which included 30-second penalties for all cars that didn’t pass thought the pits as requested.

Behind the #88, Earl Bamber Motorsports #8 Porsche of Setiawan Santoso and Reid Harker also avoided the penalty and was elevated to second place as a result.

Third place was filled by the first of the penalised cars, but no the #47 Aston Martin. The car received na additional 10 second penalty forbreaching track limits while makinga pass of position, thus elevating the #4 R&B Racing Porsche of Lu Wei and Dennis Olsen to the final podium osition.

The revised results leave Ibrahim and Stolz in second place in the GTWC Asia standings, one point behind overrall leaders Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak and Alessio Picariellowith two of the six rounds completed.


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