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Davison banned from Utah Race 1

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Davison banned from Utah Race 1
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Aug 11, 2016, 10:45 PM

Nissan GT-R star JD Davison has been suspended for Round 16 this Saturday at Utah Motorsports Campus after making avoidable contact at Mid-Ohio while on probation.

#33 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3: James Davison
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#33 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3: James Davison
#33 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3: James Davison
#33 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3: James Davison
#33 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3: James Davison

The Always Evolving driver collected Colin Thompson’s K-PAX McLaren 650S at the start of the first Pirelli World Challenge GT race at Mid-Ohio, and thus violated the series’ Rule 1.11.3 – making avoidable contact while on probation.

Davison’s original transgression came at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May, and his probation was in effect for the next six races, including the two Mid-Ohio events.

PWC race director Dorsey Schroeder, explained: “According to the rulebook, any driver who is on probation and violates the term of the probation is automatically suspended for one race – the next round. The Davison violation at Mid-Ohio occurred at the start of Race 1 before the start/finish line that included contact with Colin Thompson.”

Davison will also receive a $5,000 fine and an additional three-race probation.

So as not to punish the Always Evolving team, however, the #33 Nissan GT-R can still be entered, and it is 28-year-old Briton Craig Dolby who has gotten the nod for Utah. Dolby raced for the team for six of last year’s SRO Blancpain Sprint Series rounds, scoring a best finish of fifth.

Rounds 16 and 17 of the PWC GT division will be held Saturday (Aug. 13) and Sunday (Aug. 14) at Utah Motorsports Campus.

 

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