Viso's team fined for qualifying infraction at Indy
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - IndyCar on Tuesday handed down a $25,000 fine to E.J. Viso's No. 5 KV Racing Technology team for a rule violation that occurred during post-qualifying inspection this past weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
According to a news release from IndyCar, Viso's team violated rule 14.12.3, which is "any devices designed to push or pull back caliper pistons or pads is not permitted (pull back brakes in any form are not permitted)."
During Saturday's "Pole Day" for the Indianapolis 500, Viso made it into the "Fast Nine" pole shootout but aborted his four-lap qualifying run in the 90- minute shootout after posting a slow speed on his warmup lap. The Venezuelan will start ninth in Sunday's race.
Viso's penalty comes two days after 11 teams were fined a total of $275,000 by the sanctioning body for various technical infractions discovered during pre- qualifying inspection. Viso's team was one of them, receiving a $15,000 fine for an illegal braking system.
The team for Ryan Briscoe, the pole sitter for this year's Indy 500, was also fined $15,000 for an unapproved braking system found on his No. 2 Team Penske car.
05/22 18:24:49 ET