MotoGP Regulation Changes Approved

The start of the 2013 MotoGP race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (David E. Heithaus photo)

The start of the 2013 MotoGP race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (David E. Heithaus photo)

The MotoGP Grand Prix Commission has approved a series of changes to the MotoGP class, including making the championship ECU and software mandatory for all entries beginning in 2016.

All current and prospective participants in the MotoGP class will collaborate to assist with the design and development of the championship ECU software. During the development of the software a closed user web site will be set up to enable participants to monitor software development and to input their suggested modifications.

The Grand Prix Commission also announced that manufacturers with entries under the factory option who have not achieved a win in dry conditions in the previous year or new manufacturers entering the championship will be entitled to use 12 engines per rider per season (no design freezing), 24 liters of fuel and the same tires allocation and testing opportunities as the Open category.

This concession is valid until the start of the 2016 season.

Should any rider, or combination of riders nominated by the same manufacturer participating under the conditions of described above achieve a race win, two second places or three podium places in dry conditions during the 2014 season then for that manufacturer’s fuel tank capacity will be reduced to 22 liters. Furthermore, should the same manufacturer achieve three race wins in the 2014 season then that team would also lose the right to use the soft tires available to Open category entries.

In each case the reduced concessions will apply to the remaining events of the 2014 season and the whole of the 2015 season.

Posted by on Mar 18 2014 Filed under Latest Headlines, MotoGP, Motorcycles, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


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