Wednesday, June 25, 2014

INDYCAR Rescinds Bourdais Penalty

INDYCAR announced Wednesday that the $10,000 fine and probation levied against Sebastien Bourdais June 11 has been rescinded following review.

Bourdais penalties were a league reaction to the on-track incident between the KVSH Racing driver and Justin Wilson during the Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Bourdais was originally found to violate Rule 9.3.1 which reads:

9.3.1. Improper Conduct - Any Member attempting to or engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct, unsafe conduct, or conduct detrimental to racing; INDYCAR; and/or to the IndyCar Series, whether during an Event or on/off the Track, may be subject to any or all penalties. Improper conduct shall include, without limitation: Engaging in reckless, careless, unsafe, and/or overly aggressive actions, or unsportsmanlike behavior toward Members, or others; Impeding the conduct of an Event, including Car control, placement and inconsistent driving pattern; Causing an avoidable Yellow or Red Condition; Endangering the safety of Members, or others; Failing to participate at competitive speed; Failing to participate in close proximity to other Cars; Failing to follow the direction of INDYCAR; and/or Using improper, profane, or disparaging language or gestures in reference to any Official, Members or anyone else improper, profane or disparaging language or gestures in reference to, concerning or connected in any way with INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series, or any Event and could result in additional penalties as determined by INDYCAR.


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