Lynn exlcluded from race two resultPosted: April 20, 2011 Filed under: Formula Renault 2.0 UK | Tags: Alex Lynn, Donington, Formula Renault, Fortec motorsport, Oliver Rowland, Tio Ellinas Leave a comment
Formula Renault championship leader Alex Lynn has been stripped of his race two Donington podium along with his Fortec team-mate Oliver Rowland following a technical infrigement.
The two Fortec cars were excluded from the race for the minor technicalities discovered in park ferme checks after the race, costing the then championship leader Lynn his second place finish.
Lynn has started the season as the form man in Formula Renault so far, having picked up three poles and three race wins out of the four races run so far in 2011.
However, in race two at Donington Park last Sunday he suffered his first defeat of the year to his main rival Tio Ellinas (Atech), who sustained intense pressure from Lynn to hang on for his first win of the year.
The result meant that Lynn had lead the championship as he crossed the line in second place, but the disqualification now means that the Englishman has now dropped to second place in the table, a full 28 points behind his Cypriot rival Ellinas.
Lynn told Racecar.com: “I’m upset about this as I feel it made no difference, and it’s something outside my control, but these things happen in motorsport. All it means is that I’ve got to put it behind me and do the best job I can from the next race, and hopefully win again.”
His Fortec team have said that they intend to appeal the exclusion in a bid to reinstate Lynn and Rowland’s positions, which if successful -although unlikely – would give Lynn his championship lead back.