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TDS racing driver Chimadomo was banned after the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The decision from the steward of the meeting was made by a new Le Mans who shared TDSORECA-Gibson07. Mathias Beche When Timen van der Helm“We have not met the criteria needed to safely participate in the rest of the event.”

The decision was made on the recommendation of race director Eduardo Freitas “for the safety of himself and other athletes,” the Steward report continued.

According to Steward, the bronze-rated Shimadomo was involved in a # 63 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R accident at the Dunlop chicane during Wednesday’s free practice opening session, “almost causing a pit entry accident in FP1.” … apparently …

He then crashed TDS ORECA at the Corvette corner at the end of the Porsche curve during the third practice period on Thursday. this is, Sean Gelael..

Running in the pro / amP2 subclass thanks to Cimadomo’s bronze ranking, TDSORECA has suffered heavy damage after spinning into the barrier and is currently being rebuilt around a spare monocoque.

Chimadomo told Steward that he had successfully competed with TDS in the European Le Mans Series this year, describing the FP1 and FP3 incidents as “momentary expiration.”

“He felt he had gained experience through the practice sessions and said he was confident in his ability to compete,” the Steward newsletter said.

“But Steward concludes that there are patterns that cannot be ignored at this time.”

# 13 TDS Racing x Vaillante Oreca 07-Philippe Cimadomo, Mathias Beche, Tijmen Van Der Helm’s Gibson LMP2

Photo: Nicholas Gode

Cimadomo has the right to appeal against Steward’s decision.

The 62-year-old was promoted to LMP2 at ELMS this year after participating in the LMP3 prototype in the Michelin-sponsored Le Mans Cup, Ultimate Cup, and VdeV Endurance series with a series support card.

Cimadomo, Beche and van der Helm are second in ELMS pro / am points after finishing third and second in the two rounds held so far this year.

TDS ORECA is moving at a pace that is in the hands of Besch throughout the Le Mans week.

The Swiss set the third fastest time in the class overall in the opening session of last Sunday’s test day and the fifth fastest in Pro / Am in FP1 on Wednesday.

The French TDS team is a consistent front runner of LMP2 at Le Mans, driving under the flags of G-Drive Racing and Racing Team Nederland under its own name. TDS racing driver Chimadomo was banned after the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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