Luca Corberi will face an FIA International Court of Appeal hearing later this month after surprisingly deciding to try and overturn a 15-year ban from all motorsport.
On April 19, Corberi was handed the lengthy ban following his disgraceful actions during the KZ world karting championship finals last October.
During the event at Lonato, Italy, Corberi initially threw a bumper from his crashed go-kart at rival Paolo Ippolito before brawling with the same driver in the paddock after the conclusion of the race.
Corberi, anticipating severe sanctions, handed over his racing licence the day after the event and stated he would never race again.
The FIA, perhaps anticipating a potential u-turn by Corberi in the future, ensured he would be banned for a sufficient period of time to prevent him from a competitive return.
Following a hearing of the International Tribunal in Paris on March 22, the four-person panel determined a 15-year ban be imposed. However, an appeal hearing has now been scheduled in the French capital for June 22.
The FIA's ban was wide-sweeping as it forbids Corberi from taking part, directly or indirectly, in any competition organised or regulated by the FIA or any National Sporting Authority [ASN], in any preparatory testing and training organised or regulated by the FIA or ASN, or anything organised by their members or licence‐holders.
Further, Corberi was banned from taking part or exercising a role, directly or indirectly, in competitions, events or championships organised directly or indirectly on behalf of or by the FIA, or subject to the regulations and decisions of the FIA.
Finally, he was banned from exercising within the FIA any duties whatsoever as an executive officer, a member of a commission, or a president of a commission, or any duties of any nature whatsoever on behalf of the FIA and/or within a body of the FIA.
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