The FIM published the results of the counter-check of the fuel sample taken during the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Red Bud (United States). The fuel test of our rider, Michele Cervellin, attested non conformity with the FIM fuel specifications, because 1 out of the 27 checked chemical properties did not comply with the FIM specifications.
Our team uses commercial petrol and we have been selected several times for fuel controls during the Word Championship 2018 and we have always complied with the specifications.
In occasion of the Motocross of Nations in the United States, we decided to buy the fuel on site rather then send it from Italy. Unfortunately, this decision – taken in good faith – turned out to be wrong and caused the disqualification of our rider and cancelled the great result of the Italian Team.
More than a team, SM Action is a big family and a united group of people, giving our best to achieve the best possible results. Every weekend we show our professionalism together with our passion for this sport. After what happened, all we can do is to sincerely apologize to Team Italy and all the people that were delighted by the result at the Nations.
We will try again in 2019, and we continue to give our best as we always did.
Words: SM-Action Yamaha