Team Italy Disqualified From 2018 MX Of Nations

Cycle News Staff | January 31, 2019

The silver-medal-winning team at the 2018 MX of Nations has been disqualified from the event, which took place, October 7, 2018, at RedBud, in Buchanan, Michigan. Team Italy was disqualified after fuel samples taken from one of its team riders’ motorcycle, Michele Cervellin, “attested non conformity with the FIM fuel specifications.” As a result, the entire team, which had finished second to Team France, has been disqualified.

Team Italy Disqualified From 2018 MX Of Nations

Team Italy disqualified from RedBud Motocross of Nations 2018.
The FIM has DQ’d Team Italy from the 2018 Motocross of Nations for one of its riders having used illegal fuel. Photo: Ray Archer

Eight motorcycles surrendered full samples at the event, including Justin Barcia, Eli Tomac and Aaron Plessinger’s motorcycles. All of them passed except for Cervellin’s.

No appeal against the decision of the FIM Race Direction has been lodged before the International Disciplinary Court (CDI) within the set deadline.

The updated results has every team moving up a position behind the winning French squad, which means Team Netherlands has now been awarded the silver medal and Great Britain the bronze. Team USA is now fourth and Australia fifth.

MXGP Release:

During the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Red Bud (United States) on 6th and 7th October 2018 fuel samples were taken to be tested in accordance with the 2018-1 FIM Technical Rules Motocross (Art.63.04 and 63.05) from the following motorcycles:

Mr BARCIA #27 (United States)

Mr VAN HOREBEEK #12 (Belgium)

Mr CERVELLIN #20 (Italy)

Mr TOMAC #25 (United States)

Mr TIXIER #3 (France)

Mr PLESSINGER #26 (United States)

Mr LAWRENCE #17 (Australia)

Mr CAIROLI #19 (Italy)

Among the aforementioned riders, the fuel tests of No. 20 Michele CERVELLIN attested non conformity with the FIM fuel specifications provided for in Art. 63.01.2 of the 2018-1 FIM Technical Rules Motocross, regarding the properties for unleaded fuel.

On this basis, the FIM Race Direction of the above-mentioned 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations has decided to impose upon Mr CERVELLIN’s team (team Italy) a disqualification from the entire event, in accordance with Art. 63.05.13 of the 2018-1 Technical Rules Motocross.

No appeal against the decision of the FIM Race Direction has been lodged before the International Disciplinary Court (CDI) within the set deadline.

UPDATED RESULTS

2018 Motocross Of Nations

RedBud

Buchanan, Michigan

RESULTS: October 7, 2018 (updated, January 31, 2019)

2018 Motocross of Nations Updated Results
Updated 2018 Motocross of Nations Results

Click here for complete updated 2018 Motocross of Nations Results.

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