By SR Staff
Valentino Rossi has appealed the FIM steward’s decision to impose three penalty points on his record following his altercation with Marc Marquez at Sepang. The three points, in addition to the single point he received earlier in the year, would require him to start from the final row of the grid in the season-ending MotoGP race at Valencia next weekend.
Following the race at Sepang, Rossi had filed an appeal of Race Direction’s original decision with the FIM Stewards, which was immediately turned down. Rossi has now filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, an international body that settles sporting disputes by arbitration. The Movistar Yamaha rider is seeking an annulment of the penalty or a reduction from three points to one. The CAS has stated that the arbitration procedure is in progress, and a decision will be issued in time for the Valencia finale.
The FIM and CAS press releases follow:
FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
Rider Valentino Rossi appeals FIM Stewards’ decision
On the basis of Article 3.4.2, para 3 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations, Mr Valentino Rossi has filed an Appeal against the decision taken by the Race Direction of the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, penultimate round of the FIM MotoGP Grand Prix World Championship, and confirmed by the FIM Stewards, to award 3 penalty points to Mr Rossi following an incident on Turn 14.
In appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Mr Rossi seeks annulment or reduction of the penalty. He further requests stay of execution of the decision in accordance with Article R37 of the Code of Sports-Related Arbitration.
The FIM will not comment any further at this time.
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