Official Statement

FIM Asia Road Racing Championship

On Sunday May 8, 2016 during Race 2 of the Asia Production 250cc, the Race Direction received an official protest from Yamaha Finson Racing team manager that Rider #24 Apiwat Wongthananon produced unsporting behavior towards Rider #127 Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin.

A Race Direction hearing was convened with the rider #24 and the team manager in attendance. The Race Direction, after deliberation, sanctioned Rider number #24 of the Asia Production 250cc with the deduction of 5 Championship points and the race position will remain.

Within 30 minutes rider #24 and his team manager made an official appeal to the Jury panel. The Jury panel consisting of Mr. Onny Padmo (Jury President), Mr. Amit Arora (Jury member) and Mr. Barry Russell (FMNR Jury member) then held a hearing with the attendance of rider #24 and team manager. After the hearing, the Jury panel’s decision was to cancel Race Direction’s decision and reinstate the 5 championship points to rider #24 as a race incident with no intention.

The Race Direction has 5 days from 8th of May to appeal to FIM Asia Disciplinary Board on the decision of the Jury Panel.