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WCM appeal dismissed – FIM press release

WCM appeal dismissed – FIM press release

WCM appeal dismissed – FIM press release

The FIM have issued the following press release:

Court of Arbitration for Sport - Appeals of WCM-GP Ltd: decision

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) convened in a hearing last Monday in Lausanne (Switzerland) to judge the appeal lodged by the team WCM-GP Ltd against the decision of the FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) of May 16, and the decisions taken by the FIM Stewards in Jerez (Spanish Grand Prix) and Le Mans (French Grand Prix). At the South African Grand Prix in Welkom, the Harris WCM motorcycles were disqualified for non conformity to the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Technical Regulations, Art. 2.2.1. Subsequently, at each Grand Prix event, the Harris WCM motorcycles were not considered as eligible, as they were found to be of the same design as those disqualified in Welkom.
The CAS communicated its decision this morning:

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport hereby rules:
1. The appeals filed by WCM-GP Limited on 13 May 2003 in the case CAS 2003/A/461, on 27 May 2003 in the case 2003/A/471 and on 8 June 2003 in the case 2003/A/473 are dismissed.
2. The Court Office fee of CHF 1'500 already paid by WCM-GP Limited shall be retained by the CAS.
3. The Appellant shall pay CHF 5'000 to the Respondent in reimbursement of part of its costs.
Done in Lausanne, 26 June 2003
The Court of Arbitration for Sport
President of the Panel (signed:) Martin Schimke"

The full decision will be notified later. The decision of the CAS is final.

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MotoGP, 2003, Gauloises Dutch TT

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