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Scassa forced to miss Misano event

Luca Scassa will miss the next World Supersport round at Misano after he was given a one-race ban for a testing infringement.
Luca Scassa's World Supersport title hopes have been dealt a potentially significant blow after he was banned from competing at the next Misano round.

The Italian incurred the wrath of World Superbike officials after it transpired he had ridden laps of the Misano circuit earlier this year, rather than Yamaha ParkinGo's designated testing circuit of Motorland Aragon.

The infringement occurred when Scassa completed laps of Misano aboard a standard Yamaha R1 as part of his role as a riding instructor.

The FIM rulebook states that any rider riding laps of a circuit that appears on the calendar will be banned from that particular event:

“In the case of an infraction to the above rules, the rider's entry will be refused or the rider will be disqualified from the event of the circuit concerned, depending on the date of the confirmation of the infraction.” (paragraphs 1.11.1 and 1.15.1).

The ruling comes days after Chaz Davies drew level with Scassa at the top of the World Supersport standings, the Welshman now well positioned to pull a significant gap over his arch rival when the series resumes at Misano next month.


Tagged as: Misano , Chaz Davies , luca scassa

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 6:56 PM

If driving a road bike on a race track counts as testing and this interpretation is followed by BSB then John Hopkins will be banned for the rest of the season - afterall he has ridden track days at all the circuits on road bikes and that is now testing. Come on lads - use your loaves - forget about Chaz Davies for a minute - this decision is a travesty and is a complete change in interpretation and flies in the face of common sense - half the grid at WSS level and below do instructing FFS! - it's how a lot of the guys scrape by.

Punctured - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 3:43 PM

If Chaz hadn't had the tyre trouble at PI he would already be leading the championship..........I am sure there will be many more twists before the championship is over :)



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