AUS-SBK: Inspector appointed to investigate round two

Following a number of incidents in round two of the 2004 Shell Advance Australian Superbike Championship at Wakefield Park (NSW) from April 16-18, the Board of Motorcycling Australia has appointed an inspector to investigate certain aspects of the...

Following a number of incidents in round two of the 2004 Shell Advance Australian Superbike Championship at Wakefield Park (NSW) from April 16-18, the Board of Motorcycling Australia has appointed an inspector to investigate certain aspects of the meeting -- including a boycott by some riders on the final day.

The inspector, barrister David Boag, has been appointed in accordance with General Competition Rule 3.4.4, which in part reads:

3.4.4.2 The powers and duties of inspectors are:

a) To institute prosecutions for offences under these rules other than offences alleged to have been committed by competitors during the course of an event;

b) To collect and collate evidence reasonably required for the preparation of any prosecutions under these rules and to present such evidence to the RCB (Relevant Controlling Body); and

c) To investigate the conduct of meetings and make recommendations to the RCB.

Mr Boag, who has previous experience in motorcycle judicial matters, will address a number of issues in the investigation, including the reason(s) for the boycott; the role of medical personnel; communication between riders and race officials; the number of crashes and resultant injuries; and claims made by certain parties during proceedings.

Mr Boag will report back to the MA Board by May 30.

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