Dušan Borković’s appeal for his exclusion from the result of the second World Touring Car Championship race in Argentina has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal.
Serbian Borković’s appeal was filed by the Real Federación Española de Automovilismo (RFEA) on behalf of the licence holder Campos Racing in Spain.
Borković was originally excluded from the results of the second race in Argentina, where he originally finished in eighth, for failing the post-race ride height check. The ground clearance of his Chevrolet Cruze was adjudged not to have been in conformity with article 263.209 of Appendix J of the International Sporting Code.
His team claimed that the non-conformity arose due to contact with another competitor, resulting in damage to the flat floor of the car.
The hearing took place on Friday 26 September at the FIA Headquarters in Paris. The Court decided to uphold the decision taken by the Panel of the Stewards because Campos and Borković failed to provide persuasive evidence that the non-conformity arose due to the breaking of the floor during the race.