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WSS: Intermoto angry with Rea disqualification

Gino Rea expresses his disappointment at the decision to exclude him from a career-best second place finish at the Nurburgring.
The fight for the World Supersport Championship could be decided in the appeals court after Intermoto Czech Honda revealed it is considering action to win back its second place finish at the Nurburgring.

Gino Rea saw his and the team's best-ever finish of second taken away hours after the race when officials deemed the idle control valve on the Honda CBR600RR to be illegal.

A desperately disappointing outcome to a race in which Rea had battled for victory from start-to-finish, the team declared the part – which is used by several other outfits – does not aid performance. As such, Intermoto is now considering legal action against the verdict.

“The team and I are as shocked as everyone else with this decision for something which other squads have been using for years,” Rea said after the race. “Obviously I'm not happy with the decision. This will be a major upset to all teams in FIM-regulated paddocks as the part will have to be removed.”

The outcome of any potential appeal could have significant ramifications on the overall Supersport title fight as well.

Indeed, Rea's removal from second place means Kenan Sofuoglu's series lead rises from eight to twelve points, meaning the Turk can now focus again on finishing second behind Eugene Laverty in the final two races to win the title. Had Rea kept second, Sofuoglu and Laverty would need to go head-to-head at Imola and Magny-Cours.



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DRAGON - Unregistered

September 07, 2010 6:30 PM

It is nonsense to judge Kenan for this case! Everybody talks unfair so let' s see end to make more comment. We should talk on Rea and his disappointment. Difficult for Rea to accept the rules who had deserved a victory? Shame for his team and sport!



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