The sanction to Marc Márquez, sent to the MotoGP Court of Appeal


The double ‘long lap’ sanction for Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) is still up in the air after the appeal filed by the Japanese team and the rider from Cervera, since the FIM Appeal Stewards have referred the case to the Tribunal MotoGP Appeal.

“Following the appeal by Marc Márquez and the Repsol Honda Team, the FIM Appeal Stewards (FIM Appeal Stewards) have decided to refer the matter to the MotoG Court of Appeal (MotoGP Appeal Court) for the proper resolution of the case”, announced the championship.

The Repsol Honda Team announced on Wednesday that it would appeal the sanction of its rider Marc Márquez by “all means”, who according to the latest version of the FIM sanction will have to do two ‘long lap’ in the next race in which he participates after the accident in portugal

The team considers that the sanction does not “adjust to the regulations” due to the fact of modifying the original sanction, which was for the next Argentine Grand Prix, and executing it upon the return of the injured driver, and not in Termas de Río Hondo, race that the one from Cervera will miss.

“The Repsol Honda Team considers that the modification of the sanction consisting of a change of criteria regarding when the sanction should be applied, and that said modification has been issued by the FIM two days after the initial sanction was firm and definitive, is not conforms to the current FIM regulations for the MotoGP World Championship,” the team announced.

After the accident in which Marc Márquez threw Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia) and almost did the same with Jorge Martín (Ducati), the FIM announced that sanction of a double ‘long lap’ for the Argentine Grand Prix -second round of the World Cup–, but he modified it after learning about the injury, and operation, of the Cervera pilot and that he would not race in Termas de Río Hondo.

“Considering the injury and non-participation of Marc Márquez in the Michelin Grand Prix of the Argentine Republic, and with a view to complying with the intention underlying the decision made by the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel, the double ‘Long Lap Penalty’ should be fulfilled by the rider in the next MotoGP race in which he can participate”, said the FIM at the time.



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