Valentino Rossi-Casey Stoner crash to have hearing

Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP's governing body is to hold a hearing into Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner's controversial collision in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

But whatever the conclusion reached at the hearing on 28 April, the result of the race will stand.

Pole winner Stoner was in second when he crashed out after being clipped by Rossi, who finished fifth.

Rossi accepted responsibility and apologised, while Stoner conceded it was a "racing incident".

However, Stoner could not resist a jibe at his rival, telling the Italian: "Your ambition outweighed your talent."

The race was won by reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo.

The International Motorsport Federation (FIM) said the hearing would involve the clerk of the course and the chief marshal "in order to review the incident and to hear the explanation of the officials in charge".

"Due to the fact that the final decision of the race direction will not affect the result of the race, the hearing will be organised on Thursday 28 April in Estoril, Portugal."

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