ITALY DISQUALIFED from 2018 MXON by FIM – Illegal Fuel

illegal Race fuel found in mandatory Testing

4 Month late Ruling by FIM Disqualifies Italy on MxON Motocross Event

PRESS RELEASE
JANUARY 29
MONACO (Principiality of Monaco)

During the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Red Bud (United States) on 6th and 7th October 2018 fuel samples were taken to be tested in accordance with the 2018-1 FIM Technical Rules Motocross (Art.63.04 and 63.05) from the following motorcycles:

· Mr BARCIA #27 (United States)
· Mr VAN HOREBEEK #12 (Belgium)
· Mr CERVELLIN #20 (Italy)
· Mr TOMAC #25 (United States)
· Mr TIXIER #3 (France)
· Mr PLESSINGER #26 (United States)
· Mr LAWRENCE #17 (Australia)
· Mr CAIROLI #19 (Italy)

Among the aforementioned riders, the fuel tests of No. 20 Michele CERVELLIN attested non conformity with the FIM fuel specifications provided for in Art. 63.01.2 of the 2018-1 FIM Technical Rules Motocross, regarding the properties for unleaded fuel.

On this basis, the FIM Race Direction of the above-mentioned 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations has decided to impose upon Mr CERVELLIN’s team (team Italy) a disqualification from the entire event, in accordance with Art. 63.05.13 of the 2018-1 Technical Rules Motocross.

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No appeal against the decision of the FIM Race Direction has been lodged before the International Disciplinary Court (CDI) within the set deadline.

As a consequence, the decision of the Race Direction is final. Please download the updated results HERE

The final results of the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations have been updated accordingly.

 

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italy disqualified MXON 2019 motocross of nations 30012019_MXon_B2


FINAL RESULTS – http://docs.mxgp.com/tvinfo/2018_210.pdf

REVISED 208 MXDN OVERALL STANDINGS
1. France…32
2. Holland…39
3. Great Britain…41
4. Australia…43
5. USA…43
6. Belgium…47
7. Spain…57
8. Estonia…63
9. Germany…70
10. Canada…90

This drops Italy from second overall to 30th and last in the classification.

The new top five is:

  1. France
  2. The Netherlands
  3. Great Britain
  4. Australia
  5. United States

 

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