IMSA: Malucelli, Kearby get one-race suspensions

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After their accidents in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Matteo Malucelli (Risi Competizione) and Gaston Kearby (BAR1 Motorsports) have received a one-race suspension and an additional race probation from IMSA. Both re-entered the track on line at a dangerous point; Malucelli at Turn 1 in his Ferrari F458 Italia, Kearby in his PC class ORECA FLM09.

The quick release from IMSA reads thusly:

Matteo Malucelli, driver of the No. 62 car, and Gaston Kearby, driver of the No. 87 car, each have been suspended for one race and placed on probation for an additional race for their actions during the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event at Sebring International Raceway on March 15.

Determined to have violated Rule 48.4 (unjustifiable risk) of the 2014 IMSA Rules, Malucelli was penalized for an incident at Turn 1 involving multiple cars and Kearby for an incident at Turn 16, also with multiple cars.

Risi’s No. 62 had a driver TBA listed alongside Gianmaria Bruni for the next round of the TUDOR Championship at Long Beach; the PC class will not be at Long Beach and will resume at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca May 3-4.