Overnight the FIM released a statement concerning the results from fuel tests conducted at the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations staged at Red Bud early last October.
Tests were conducted on a number of riders but only the sample taken from Italy’s Michele Cervellin fell outside the fuel parameters mandated by the FIM specifications.
The FIM ruled that not only Cervellin would be removed from the results, but that the entire Team Italy squad results were nullified. Thus Antonio Cairoli and Alessandro Lupino also have their results removed, and Italy’s second place in the teams overall standing at the MXoN cancelled.
No appeal against the decision of the FIM Race Direction has been lodged before the International Disciplinary Court (CDI) within the set deadline. As a consequence, the decision of the Race Direction is final.
That promotes The Netherlands in to second in the team standings.
Australia had originally placed fourth on the results, finishing on an equal 38 points with Great Britain who were placed fifth. But the cancellation of the Team Italy results unfortunately means that Great Britain are the ones promoted on to the podium by two points. Australia remains fourth, but are now placed on equal points with Team USA who now rank fifth in the official results.
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