This drops Italy from second overall to 30th and last in the classification.
The new top five is:
- The Netherlands
- Great Britain
- United States
Team New Zealand is also therefore elevated one position to 17th overall.
During the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Red Bud (United States) on October 6-7, 2018, fuel samples were taken to be tested in accordance with the 2018-1 FIM Technical Rules Motocross (Art.63.04 and 63.05).
The following motorcycles were tested:
- 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.
As a consequence, the decision of the Race Direction is final.
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