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125: Rabat excluded from German GP results.

A fuel sample taken from the motorcycle of Esteve Rabat after the 125cc German Grand Prix, at the Sachsenring on July 13, was found 'not in accordance' with Art. 2.11.2 of the 2008 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

Art. 2.11.2 lists the minimum and maximum values for various characteristics of FIM Grand Prix specification unleaded petrol.

"[Rabat] requested a counter-test with the B sample, which confirmed the results of the A sample analysis," read an FIM statement. "For this reason, the Race Direction, in a hearing held today [Thursday] at the Brno circuit, decided to exclude Esteve Rabat from the results of the German Grand Prix, according to Art. 2.11.4.2.11 and 12 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations."

Rabat, who rides for Repsol KTM, had finished ninth in the race and was holding 15th in the world championship standings. No appeal was lodged.


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wolfpac - Unregistered

August 14, 2008 11:47 PM

Its a pity the rider is penalised in this instance although he has perhaps gained a performance advantage by a superior fuel mixture.(if that is the case). Its the team that puts the fuel in and not the rider, it should have been the team that suffered the penalty. Posted by truefan - Unregistered (5 hours ago) I do not disagree with anything you have stated with the exception that racing is a team sport, not an individual sport. It may be one pilot, but the whole team is responsible for the standings. If a rider crashes and loses a championship, he didn't just lose it for himself, he lost it for the team and the manufacturer.

ZXRR - Unregistered

August 15, 2008 7:27 AM

That's why this is a teamsport! It's not only the rider who wins or loses. But, it's very sad for the rider indeed! As other rideres/teams are respecting the technical rules it would be very unfair if a rider would just keep his championship points if an illegal part or fuel was used. The only way to punish the team is to take away the points. I'm pretty sure the fuel was heavily manipulated, else Dorna would not do this.



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