The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners Meyer Shank Racing have been fined $50,00 after it was found they manipulated tire pressure data.
This information was discovered by Honda Performance Development, who then reported the information they found to the IMSA officials.
The #60 will keep its race win but its punishments are a loss of 200 points in the teams and drivers IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar championship, Loss of all team and driver points in the IMSA Michlin Endurance Cup points, loss of race prize money, and the previously mentioned $50,000 fine.
Furthermore, team boss Mike Shank has been placed on probation until June 30, along with team engineer Ryan McCarthy having his IMSA annual credentials revoked and indefinite suspension of his IMSA membership.
The team released a statement accepting IMSA’s decision and announced they had fired their technical director, who was responsible:
“We accept the series’ decision and have taken responsibility. We want to apologize to everyone at Acura, HPD, and all of our partners, we have dealt with this issue internally and the team member that was responsible is no longer with the organisation.”