Moto2: Officials reject Lorenzo's protest
The MotoGP race officials have rejected a protest from Jorge Lorenzo's Fortuna Aprilia team against 250cc race winner Alvaro Bautista
Lorenzo dropped from second to eighth in the race after a touch with Bautista on the final lap of the race. The reigning champion had earlier come from 20th on the grid to lead, but was passed by Bautista's teammate Alex de Angelis just before the collision.
Bautista subsequently passed de Angelis to take his first win in the class.
Lorenzo's team manager Daniel Amatrian made an official protest against Bautista's move, but this was rejected by the officials.
An FIM statement said that Race Direction had 'decided the protest was acceptable, but unfounded' after listening to the parties involved and watching video images of the contact. The decision is final.
Despite his incident in today's race, Lorenzo still leads the standings by 27 points over Andrea Dovizioso.
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