Rossi withdraws appeal to the Court of Arbitration
Valentino Rossi has withdrawn his appeal to the Court of Arbitration regarding the incident with Marc Marquez at Sepang, resulting in him being forced to start at the back of the grid and receive three penalty points in the process.
The Italian appealed as soon the decision was revealed, however it appears that Rossi is prepared to move on from the highly controversial and much debated incident.
The Court of Arbitration released a statement today saying: "On 5 November 2015, the Sole Arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement of the parties, Prof. Ulrich Haas (Germany), dismissed Valentino Rossi's request to stay the execution of the challenged decision. The Sole Arbitrator found that the conditions to grant the stay were not met, and accordingly, Valentino Rossi began the Valencia race from the last grid position.
"Mr Rossi has now informed the CAS that he does not wish to continue with his appeal. Accordingly, the arbitration procedure has been terminated and the FIM decision will continue to remain in force."
The actions at the MalaysianGP will forever be scrutinised, with some hardened VR46 fans saying they will always consider their hero the 2015 champion, however Rossi's decision to withdraw his request has formally closed the case and it means all eyes can now be on the 2016 championship.
10.12.2015 - MCE Insurance