THE No. 100 Steven Richards Motorsport BMW has been excluded from qualifying for the Bathurst 12 Hour, knocking it out of the Top 10 Shootout.
Philipp Eng, who will share the car with Richards and ex-F1 racer Timo Glock, qualified the car third fastest in the second qualifying session dedicated to Class A cars.
It was an impressive lap, Eng’s sole lap of the session putting him just two tenths shy of the fastest time and giving him a good starting position for the one-lap shootout for the top 10 grid positions.
However, stewards have confirmed that they have excluded the car from the qualifying results over an unspecified technical breach.
Although there were two qualifying sessions, and Eng had set a time in the first session that would still have been good enough for fourth fastest, the rules scrub all times set in the first session for the Class A cars.
That means the No. 100 BMW will start from the rear of the grid in Sunday’s race.
The exclusion elevates Supercars racer Cam Waters into the Top 10 Shootout, the Sandown 500 winner piloting the No. 55 Strakka Racing Mercedes.