In what appears to be a total dick move, Jorge Lorenzo’s lawyers yesterday filed a Request for Intervention in order to be able to participate on his behalf in the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) arbitration between Valentino Rossi and the FIM. Today, the CAS informed the parties that Lorenzo’s request was denied. Accordingly, the CAS arbitration will continue only between Rossi and the FIM.
The decision on Rossi’s request to stay the execution of the FIM Steward’s decision is still expected to be issued no later than November 6th.
In other MotoGP Soap Opera news, Yamaha has responded to Honda’s assertion that Valentino Rossi kicked Marc Marquez’s bike, thus causing Marquez to crash.
From the Yamaha press release:
We refer to the press release issued by Repsol Media Service on Sunday 25th October 2015, titled “Pedrosa wins and Marquez crashes after unsportsmanlike kick from Rossi”, as well as the press release issued by Honda Racing Corporation on Monday 2nd November, titled “Q&A with Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice President.”
Yamaha would like to express its disagreement with the words that have been used to report on the incident between riders Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez.
Both press releases included words that accuse Valentino Rossi of kicking Marc Marquez‘s bike that is something not proven by the investigation of the Race Direction.
We therefore reject the wording used in the said published statements that do not correspond with the findings of the Race Direction.
Yamaha has no wish to enter into further discussion regarding this unfortunate affair and our desire is to conclude the 2015 MotoGP season in the best possible way.
We go to Valencia with the clear intention of trying our best to win what we hope will be a memorable final race with all riders and teams competing in an exemplary sportsmanlike manner befitting the top category of motorcycle racing.