Silverstone Race Two Final

Cycle News Staff | August 8, 2012

There won’t be a change in the final results of race two from Sunday’s World Superbike round at Silverstone, according to a release issued this morning by the FIM. There was some controversy in race two over the race stoppage procedure when they went back two laps after the red flag rather than the normal procedure of going back one lap.

“A protest was lodged against the published results of the second Superbike race,” the release stated. “The Race Direction dismissed the protest and confirmed the results. Following an appeal, the FIM Stewards confirmed the decision of the Race Direction – which is thus final. The classification of the second race is confirmed as published on Sunday 5 August.

In addition, the FIM has given Marco Melandri a written warning and a fine of 3000 Euros for infringement of Art. 1.19.7. Melandri’s BMW team was making adjustments on his S 1000 RR on the grid after the display of the three-minute board. Melandri filed an appeal, but that has been thrown out and the decision is final, the FIM says.