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26 Oct 15 13:33
Date Joined: 04 Feb 02
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Unbelievable whats going on. The race in Australia was unreal, and what happened in Sepang surreal. Does Marquez have  a problem with Rossi ? Is Rossi paranoid ? Slowing down, looking for the guy behind to catch up, taking him out wide a slow speed, then kicking him off his bike , does seem a bit excessive...
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Report Zazu October 27, 2015 1:22 AM GMT
Im amazed Rossi denies the kick. Race direction said it wasnt clear cut so couldnt punish it. The slowmos from the helicopter make it obvious imo

Rossi completely lost the plot this week
Report Zazu October 30, 2015 2:22 PM GMT
Rossi has appealed.

What a farce Devil
Report Pounf November 2, 2015 10:50 AM GMT
I thought the penalty lenient. The slowing down and deliberately taking Marquez out wide off the racing line is enough to be disqualified from the race for me. If Rossi`s appeal succeeds may as well change the sport to dodgem bike racing
Report Zazu November 4, 2015 1:19 AM GMT
No doubt he should have been black flagged.

Im beginning to hope he gets the penalty suspended until Qatar and he still loses the championship. Im confident Lorenzo will finish top 2 meaning Rossi would have to beat Marquez and Pedrosa.
Report Shalimah November 4, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
i have followed grand prix racing since 1968 but will give up  in disgust if rossi ends up with the title. Has been a great rider in the past but has previous form of dirty riding. Although he rides for the works yamaha team it is in fact an italian based team.If it was still run from Japan as in the sixties he would have been without a ride next season.
Report Shalimah November 5, 2015 2:56 PM GMT
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected Valentino Rossi's request to have his Sepang penalty suspended until after this weekend's Valencia title showdown.

The Italian, who holds a seven-point advantage over team-mate Jorge Lorenzo, will thus start Sunday's race from the back of the grid.

Rossi was handed three penalty points for causing a clash that sent Marc Marquez down and out of the Malaysian race. Having already received one penalty point at Misano, Rossi thus reached the four-point trigger for a back of the grid start.

After an initial appeal to the FIM was rejected Rossi then turned to the CAS, seeking both a reduction/annulment of the penalty and for the present sanction to be suspended until the CAS reaches its final judgement (which could take months).

The CAS decision on a “stay the execution” was duly delivered on Thursday at Valencia:

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Valentino Rossi's request to stay the execution of the decision issued by the FIM Stewards on 25 October 2015.

"Accordingly, the decision of the FIM Stewards to impose 3 penalty points on Valentino Rossi's record following an incident with Marc Marquez during the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix race held on 25 October 2015 stands and Valentino Rossi will commence the next (and last) event of the season, to be held in Valencia/Spain on 6-8 November 2015, from the last grid position.

"After the race in Malaysia, the FIM Race Direction found that Valentino Rossi had deliberately run
wide in order to force Marc Marquez off line, resulting in contact causing Marquez to crash out of the
race. For this breach of the FIM regulations, the FIM Race Direction imposed 3 penalty points on the
rider's record, a sanction confirmed later by the FIM Stewards. Since Valentino Rossi already has 1
penalty point from an earlier incident this year, this decision brings him to a total of 4 penalty points.
On the basis of the FIM Regulations, a rider with 4 penalty points must start the next race from last
grid position.

"This request for a stay was filed at CAS on 29 October 2015 by Valentino Rossi together with his
appeal to have the FIM Steward's decision regarding the 3 point penalty annulled or at least reduced.
The CAS Arbitrator, appointed by mutual agreement of the parties (Prof. Ulrich Haas/Germany), heard
the representatives of Mr Rossi and FIM yesterday at the CAS office in Lausanne in order to rule
exclusively on the urgent request for a stay to determine whether or not Valentino Rossi should start
from last grid position in Valencia. The CAS Arbitrator found that the conditions to grant the stay were
not met, which means that the sanction imposed by FIM will have to be served at the next Grand Prix
in Valencia.

"On 2 November 2015, Jorge Lorenzo filed a Request for Intervention in order to be able to participate
in this CAS arbitration but such request was denied. However, the CAS Arbitrator, after consultation
with the parties, allowed the filing of a written statement by counsel for Jorge Lorenzo.

"The arbitration procedure is still in progress and a final decision on the merits will be rendered at a
later stage."

Report Zazu November 5, 2015 6:06 PM GMT
Why post all of that? Just makes threads all ball ache as have to scroll.

Theres absolutely no chance Yamaha or any other manufacturer would drop Rossi over this incident. He has more influence over sponsors and bike sales than all the other motogp riders combined.
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