Turkish GP organisers appeal FIA fine
|Monday, October 9th 2006, 15:18 GMT|
Turkish Grand Prix organisers have appealed the fine they were given after the governing body, the FIA, found them to be in breach of its statutes.
The organisers of the Istanbul race were fined five million US dollars, the largest ever fine in motorsport history, following a controversial podium ceremony.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, who was introduced as the 'President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus', presented the winner's trophy.
Cyprus has been split since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded the northern part of the Mediterranean island. Only Turkey recognises the north.
Although organisers admitted they initially did not consider appealing, it has now been revealed they have now appealed the fine.
The hearing will take place in Paris on November 7, with the decision expected the following day.