CAS reject Rossi's appeal
The Court of Arbitration for Sport have upheld their decision to issue three penalty points to Valentino Rossi for his collision with Marc Marquez at Sepang. The Italian rider appealed the penalty which will force him to start from the back of the grid at Valencia, however CAS have spectacularly upheld the ruling which will mean Rossi will have his work cut out if he still wants to be in with a chance of gaining his tenth title.
His teammate Jorge Lorenzo sits only seven points behind him and will start where he qualifies, which will by default be in front of Rossi.
The FIM have released this statement regarding the matter:
On 4 November 2015, a preliminary hearing was held at the headquarters of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne in the matter Valentino Rossi v. the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme. The FIM was represented by its Legal Director, Mr Richard Perret.
Following the hearing, the CAS issued an Order dismissing the application for a stay filed by Mr Rossi concerning the decision rendered on 25 October 2015 by the FIM Stewards (see Order attached).
The CAS ruling on the request for stay of execution does not prejudge the final award on the merits of the case.
In appealing to the CAS against the decision of the FIM Stewards, Mr Rossi seeks annulment or modification of the FIM Stewards' decision taken at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, in which the FIM Stewards confirmed the 3 penalty points awarded by the Race Direction to Mr Rossi following an incident on Turn 14.
The FIM takes note of the ruling of the CAS.
As a consequence of this ruling, at the Gran Premi de la Comunitat Valenciana, last race of the FIM World Championship Grand Prix, Mr Rossi will start from the last position on the Grid.
05.11.2015 - MCE Insurance