Sanction against Ten Kate riders canceled post-Oschersleben

Supersport World Championship Oschersleben-GER : sanction against the riders canceled On Sunday 30th May 2004, during the technical verifications after the Supersport race, the machines of riders: nr 8 (Alessio Corradi), nr 16 (Sebastien ...

Supersport World Championship Oschersleben-GER : sanction against the riders canceled

On Sunday 30th May 2004, during the technical verifications after the Supersport race, the machines of riders: nr 8 (Alessio Corradi), nr 16 (Sebastien Charpentier), nr 18 (Denis Sacchetti), nr 23 (Broc Parkes), nr 31 (Karl Muggeridge) and nr 76 (Max Neukirchner) were found to be not in conformity with Art. 2.5.6.5 of the Road Racing World Championship

Regulations for Superbike & Supersport (rear wheel axle weight and dimension not corresponding to the homologated values). Therefore the Race Direction disqualified these riders from the race. The FIM Stewards' Panel confirmed in appeal the decision taken by the Race Direction.

On Tuesday 1st June, the FIM was informed by the Honda factory that the figures of weight and dimension of the rear axle on the homologation documents provided by the factory itself did not correspond to the real weight and dimension of the axle mounted on the production motorcycle (the real weight is 560 grams, instead of 600). The Honda factory informed the FIM that an error was made when filling in the homologation documents. In order to verify this new fact, the FIM Technical Inspector checked the weight and dimension of the rear wheel axle of CBR 600RR (2003 and 2004 models) in various motorcycle dealerships in Switzerland, Italy and France.

It is now clear that the axle that was considered not in conformity with the homologation documents in Oschersleben is in fact the model of axle commercialised on the CBR 600 2003 and 2004 models on the market. Following these new elements, the FIM Stewards in place at the Oschersleben event decided to revoke their decision taken at the end of that event, and to re-include the six riders who were disqualified in the results of the event, and the fee paid for the appeal must be returned. On its side, the Race Direction also decided to sanction the Honda factory with a fine of CHF 35'000 and the withdrawal of points in the Manufacturers World Championship Supersport at the Oschersleben event.

The corrected homologation value is thus 560 grams. Revised riders' classification, see below. Full classifications on the FIM Internet site: www.fim.ch

-www.tenkateracing.com

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Broc Parkes , Alessio Corradi , Karl Muggeridge , Denis Sacchetti , Sébastien Charpentier , Max Neukirchner