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IndyCar: Fine, probation against Bourdais has been withdrawn

Jun 25, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

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A couple weeks ago after Texas, Sebastien Bourdais had been issued a $10,000 fine and placed on probation for the remainder of the Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Turns out, those penalties have been withdrawn after a review by INDYCAR. But there’s still been no explanation for why the penalties have been withdrawn, as there was no explanation for the initial penalties issued.

Here’s the release text from INDYCAR posted Wednesday:

INDYCAR announced today that following an internal review it has withdrawn penalties issued against Sebastien Bourdais following the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Bourdais had been penalized for violation of Rule 9.3.1 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook during an incident with Justin Wilson on Lap 121 of the event.

The KVSH Racing driver had been fined $10,000 and placed him on probation for the remainder of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Both the fine and probation issued to Bourdais have been rescinded.

  1. manik56 - Jun 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    So what is Rule 9.3.1 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook?

    • Tony DiZinno - Jun 25, 2014 at 5:47 PM

      Improper Conduct. Full text:

      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

  2. techmeister1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    So Indycar looks like arse clowns – again. SOS, DD.

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