CAS rejects Lorenzo's request for intervention in Rossi case

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Jorge Lorenzo has had a request for intervention rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in their case of Valentino Rossi’s appeal against his penalty points from Sepang. The Italian is requesting a stay of execution from those penalty points at this weekend’s Valencia Grand Prix and as an “interested party” in the championship fight it was Lorenzo’s right to request to be involved in proceedings.

However in a short statement the CAS rejected his request:

“On 2 November 2015, lawyers acting for Jorge Lorenzo filed a Request for Intervention in order to be able to participate on his behalf in the CAS arbitration between Valentino Rossi and the FIM. This afternoon, the CAS informed the parties that Mr Lorenzo’s request was denied. Accordingly, the CAS arbitration will continue between Valentino Rossi and the FIM only.”

The CAS’s decision leaves the case now squarely as Valentino Rossi versus the FIM with the CAS saying again that they will confirm their decision on the stay of execution no later than Friday. 

Steve English

By Steve English