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Court of Appeal grants stay of execution in Marquez case

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A final decision on the appeal will be rendered in due course


FIM statements say the 93 won't have to serve the penalty until the appeal is decided. On Thursday, the FIM released the first statement regarding the Marc Marquez/Repsol Honda Team case that's currently pending at the MotoGP Court of Appeal. In short, it's that the eight-time World Champion will not have to serve the penalty before the final ruling on the appeal itself has been made.

The FIM released the following statement and accompanying judgment granting the "stay of execution" - essentially a pause on the penalty - until the case is fully resolved.

On 26 March 2023, in the MotoGP™ Race of the Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal, the FIM MotoGP™ Stewards Panel imposed a Double Long Lap Penalty on Mr Marc Marquez, Rider #93. On 28 March 2023, the same FIM MotoGP™ Stewards Panel notified the Application of the Sanction imposed on the rider to clarify the scope of its applicability.

Following the appeal from the rider and the HRC - Repsol Honda Team against the Application of the Sanction, the FIM Appeal Stewards decided to refer the case to the MotoGP Court of Appeal on 29 March 2023.

As a result, the MotoGP Court of Appeal ruled on the request to stay the execution of the Application of the Sanction submitted by the Appellants.

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