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Rossi withdraws penalty appeal

No further action to be taken over Sepang clash with Marquez

VALENTINO Rossi has withdrawn the appeal he filed at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against three penalty points he received for clashing with Marc Marquez at the Malaysian Grand Prix in October. 

Rossi had asked for the penalty to be annulled, or at least reduced to one point. 

A statement from CAS read: 'On 5 November 2015, the Sole Arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement of the parties, Prof. Ulrich Haas (Germany), dismissed Valentino Rossi’s request to stay the execution of the challenged decision.

'The Sole Arbitrator found that the conditions to grant the stay were not met, and accordingly, Valentino Rossi began the Valencia race from the last grid position.

'Mr Rossi has now informed the CAS that he does not wish to continue with his appeal. Accordingly, the arbitration procedure has been terminated and the FIM decision will continue to remain in force.'

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