Tobias Munthe Kaas crossed the finish line first in the final round of the UIM F2 World Championship in Portugal, achieving his first WC Round victory. However, after pre–engine inspection, his engine was judged illegal by the UIM technical staff and he was consequently disqualified, losing his position and points.
Munthe Kaas filed an ICA appeal and was represented by the NMF lawyer, Geir Lilletvedt. After almost 6 months, the verdict has arrived.
3 of the 4 ICA cases is herby finalized. Stefan Hagin and Edgaras Riabko won their case. Sami Selio´s case is still pending.
Munthe Kaas failed to be successful with his appeal to the ICA board, and he remains disqualified.
Munthe Kaas has one more possibility to appeal.
Munthe Kaas told PRW this afternoon :
We are familiar with ICA‘s decision, but have not yet changed our stance. We strongly disagree, and have an incredibly wide support behind us, both from athletes, engine builders and UIM people. We are incredibly disappointed with UIM and the persecution they have subjected me and F2 to. It is frightening to see that the interpretation of the controller in Vila Vehla is given support or credibility, as it undoubtedly makes all motors in the class illegal. We are considering our next steps, however we will work efficiently until the deadline for CAS expires.