Lorenzo request for intervention in Rossi penalty case rejected

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Jorge Lorenzo has had a request for intervention in the ongoing Valentino Rossi penalty points case rejected by the Court for Arbitration of Sport (CAS).

After being demoted to the back of the grid for this weekend's Valencia season finale for his clash with Marc Marquez at Sepang, Rossi filed an appeal to CAS for his penalty to be suspended pending a final ruling.

As an interested party in the outcome of the appeal, Lorenzo had the right to request to participate in the ruling, doing so on Monday - but this has been rejected by CAS.

"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," a statement issued on Tuesday read.

"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."

A decision on whether Rossi's penalty will be suspended is expected on or before Friday 6 November.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Jorge Lorenzo
Article type Breaking news
Tags cas, fim