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Old 11-19-2018, 07:32 AM   #747 (permalink)
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The Model 3 won! Err.. became second! Oh, disqualified!

Yes, the Model 3 set the fastest time in its class in a Global Time Attack Super Lap at Buttonwillow Raceway.

https://electrek.co/2018/11/11/tesla...fied-electric/
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/12...eing-electric/

Except the driver who set the time wasn't officially listed.
But the owner also had a go and set the second best time in its class.

Only to be pulled from the podium (literally!) because the competition found out the Tesla uses an illegal fuel. You guess what. It wasn't approved...

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Cameron noted that the Model 3 was the first electric car in a Global Time Attack event and that the organizers were actually excited about having a Tesla in the event, but they clearly weren’t prepared to let it actually compete. Ironically, hybrids are allowed in the competition and they use both gasoline and electrons, so the organizers were clearly grasping at straws to find a reason to disqualify the electric car from the race.

The protesting party was the racer who earned second place, making the protest a completely biased objection that came after the car was accepted into the competition, after several rounds of competition, and after the award was actually made. The world of racing is being turned on its head as decades of petroleum-powered racing tech is being put to shame by this new breed of electric race cars.
Only goes to show how desperate the competition gets when faced with the inevitable.
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