Keating Motorsports Loses Le Mans Class Win

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The Keating Motorsports Ford GT has been disqualified from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Ford Photo)
Keating Motorsports has chosen not to appeal the team's disqualification from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Ford Photo)

LE MANS, France – A penalty has cost Keating Motorsports the 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-Am class victory.

The No. 85 Ford GT, which was shared by team owner Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga, was disqualified Monday because the total onboard fuel volume was in excess of the permitted limit.

The penalty elevated the Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR of Jorg Bergmeister, Egidio Perfetti and Patrick Lindsey to the top step of the podium in the GTE-Am class.

The penalty against Keating Motorsports is the second such penalty levied against a Ford GT following the conclusion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Earlier on Monday the No. 68 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT, which finished fourth in GTE-Pro with drivers Sebastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Muller, was disqualified for the same reason.