MotoGP: Dovi’s Qatar win protested by Aprilia, Honda and Suzuki. Questions about the legality of the Ducati now referred to MotoGP Court of Appeals


Dovi and the back end of the Ducati. Wonder what’s going to happen in the MotoGP Court…

All we’ve heard right now is that this is going on. All we’ve got right now is this from the MotoGP people. Interesting though, isn’t it? Here’s MotoGP’s words below:

At the VisitQatar Grand Prix, the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel received various protests concerning aerodynamic devices on the rear swing arm of Ducati machinery ridden by Andrea Dovizioso (Mission Winnow Ducati Team), Danilo Petrucci (Mission Winnow Ducati Team) and Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing).

The protests were made by Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Repsol Honda Team and Team Suzuki Ecstar, who presented their concerns to the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel. Based on guidelines and regulations currently in force, the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel rejected their protests.

An appeals process then began and the appeals panel has subsequently decided to refer the case to the MotoGP Court of Appeals in order to attain more information and detail pertaining to the matter.

The result of the VisitQatar Grand Prix remains in standing. 

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