The FIM MotoGP Stewards panel has rejected a protest lodged by the Sky Racing VR46 Moto3 team against the Leopard Racing entry of Jaume Masia.

The protest was made after last Sunday's Emilia Romagna race, which Masia finished in fifth place, on the grounds of a suspected infringement of Article 2.6.3.5 of the Moto3 technical regulations, which covers the official championship ECU.

The exact nature of the alleged infringement was not specified, only that: "The protest was dictated towards the ECU of the #5 machine that in the opinion of the protesting parties was considered not in compliance with the regulations."

"The hearing was held over four days after receiving the protest to allow time for the technical evaluation of the ECU being protested.

"Documentary evidence and supplementary documents were submitted to the MotoGP Stewards panel."

Meanwhile, "The Technical Director provided evidence of an approvals process and how he was satisfied that the ECU complied with the regulations and relevant guidelines."

The final verdict was that: "Upon these grounds, the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel rejects the protest."

The MotoGP Stewards panel consists of Bill Cumbow, Freddie Spencer and Ralph Bohnhorst.

Albert Arenas currently leads the Moto3 world championship, with Masia is eighth. VR46 riders Celestino Vietti and Andrea Migno are fourth and 14th respectively.

 

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

19 July

Spain

Jerez

2

26 July

Andalusia

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

5

23 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

 

30 August

  
 

6 September

  

6

13 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

7

20 September

Emilia Romagna e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

8

27 September

Catalunya

Barcelona

 

4 October

  

9

11 October

France

Le Mans

10

18 October

Aragon

Aragon

11

25 October

Teruel

Aragon

 

1 November

  

12

8 November

Europe

Ricardo Tormo

13

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

14

22 November

Portugal

Portimao

MotoGP 2020: List of Cancelled events

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP class)

Losail

2

31 May

Italy

Mugello

3

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

4

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

5

12 July

Finland

KymiRing

6

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

7

4 October

Thailand

Buriram

8

18 October

Japan

Motegi

9

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

10

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

11

15 November

Americas

COTA

12

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

 

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