Mahias reinstated as winner in Portugal

Thursday, 25 October 2018 14:22 GMT

Frenchman gets 25 points following appeal

Following the disqualification of Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) from the Nolan Portuguese Round, it has been decided following an appeal to the CAS to partially reform the initial decision. This means Mahias will be reinstated as the winner of the ninth round of the FIM Supersport World Championship, after the appeal on the 24th October.

The decision now means Mahias has been awarded 25 championship points, moving him up into third overall in the world championship standings. But on top of this championship leader Sandro Cortese (Kallio Racing) now only leads by five points, as he was demoted by one position down to sixth in the Portimao race.

This change of standings results in a change in the title chase at the Pirelli Qatar Round, as a win in the race for second position rider Jules Cluzel (NRT) would see him secure the crown. Cortese and Cluzel would be joint on points, but Cluzel has won more races in 2018 and therefore would be made champion.

For more information, click here to see the FIM’s statement.