FIM Superbike Commission Makes Immediate Rule Changes At Qatar

FIM Superbike Commission Makes Immediate Rule Changes At Qatar

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From a press release issued by FIM: Superbike & Supersport World Championships, Superstock FIM Cup Changes to the Rules The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs. Paolo Flammini (FGSport), Claude Danis (FIM) and Giulio Bardi (Team representative), in a meeting held today in Qatar, unanimously decided to introduce the following modifications and clarifications to the Road Racing Superbike & Supersport World Championship and Superstock FIM Cup Regulations: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS (clarifications – immediate application) 2.7.6.15 Radiator, cooling system and oil coolers (To delete the first sentence:) Additional radiators and/or oil coolers are not allowed. 2.7.6.18 Fuel Injection System (To delete the last sentence:) No modifications of fuel pump or pressure regulator are allowed. DISCIPLINARY AND ARBITRATION CODE (immediate application) 3.4 Protests and Appeals 3.4.1 Right of protest Any natural or juridical person rider, team, manufacturer, official etc. – affected by a decision taken under the authority of the FIM, has the right to protest against that decision. 3.4.2 Right of appeal The rules concerning appeals against FIM disciplinary decisions are: Against a decision of the Race Direction, to the FIM Stewards. No appeal may be lodged against a decision of the Race Direction entailing or not: – a change of position. – a ride through. – a disqualification from the practice sessions or races by means of a black flag or black flag with orange disc. – a fine for speeding in the pit lane. No appeal may be lodged against a decision of the Race Direction based on a photo finish. No appeal may be lodged against a decision of the FIM Stewards if they confirm the previous decision of the Race Direction. Their decision is final. Against a decision of the FIM Stewards if they do not confirm the decision of the Race Direction, to the CDI. The decision of the CDI shall be final. 3.4.3 Procedure and time limit for protests All protests must be submitted and signed only by the person directly concerned. Each protest must refer to a single subject only and must be presented within 1 hour at the latest after the publication of the results. Protests must be handed to a responsible official (Clerk of the Course, Race Director or Secretary of the Meeting) together with the security deposit of USD 800.- or equivalent. A protest against the eligibility of a rider, team or a motorcycle entered, must be made before the start of the official practice.

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