Grand Prix Commission announces rule changes
As was announced earlier, the Grand Prix Commission got together at Brno today to decide on several previously discussed regulations, affecting this and upcoming seasons. Here’s the changes in full.
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis (FIM), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of M. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on August 14 in Brno (Czech Republic), decided the following:
- MotoGP class for 2012
Technical Specifications (as already announced on 17/02/10)
Capacity: Up to 1000cc
Number of maximum cylinders: 4
Maximum bore: ø81mm
Maximum weight: 150 kg (up to 800cc) and 153 kg (over 800cc)
Maximum number of engines available for use by each rider: 6
Fuel tank capacity: 21 litres
Exception for Claiming Rule Teams (CRT’s)
Maximum number of engines available for use by each rider: 12
Fuel tank capacity: 24 litres
The selecion of the Claiming Rule Teams (CRT’s) will be by unanimous decision of the Grand Prix Commission. Modification to this exception due to performance of the teams requires the simple majority of the Grand Prix Commission.
- Immediate application
Official MotoGP post-race tests
For these tests of 1 day duration, each rider will be restricted in the quantity and specification of tyres that they may use at a single test event as follows:
For all practice sessions, a maximum of 8 slick tyres will be allocated, specifically:
Front slick tyres: 2 of Specification “A” + 2 of Specification “B” = 4 in total.
Rear slick tyres: 2 of Specification “A” + 2 of Specification “B” = 4 in total.
During all practice sessions, a maximum of 4 wet tyres, specifically:
Front wet tyres: 2 of the standard specification
Rear wet tyres: 2 of the standard specification
In addition each rider may use 1 set of tyres (1 front + 1 rear) retained from their allocation for the preceding event. These tyres may be new or used (NB. used tyres must still be mounted on wheels from the preceding event), and the team must inform the tyre supplier which set of tyres (1 front + 1 rear), if any, they wish to retain for the test within 2 hours of the preceding race finish.
Number of engines for MotoGP
For 2010 the manufacturer members of MSMA who did not win at least 2 dry races in 2008 + 2009 seasons can use 9 engines instead of 6.
Event schedule for the Gran Premio de Aragon
The schedule below prepared by Dorna has been agreed:
Friday, 17 September 2010
09:05-09:45 – 125cc Free Practice 1
10:05-10:50 – MotoGP Free Practice 1
11:10-11:50 – Moto2 Free Practice 1
13:05-13:45 – 125cc Free Practice 2
14:05-14:50 – MotoGP Free Practice 2
15:10-15:50 – Moto2 Free Practice 2
Saturday, 18 September 2010
09:05-09:45 – 125cc Free Practice 3
10:05-10:50 – MotoGP Free Practice 3
11:10-11:50 – Moto2 Free Practice 3
13:05-13:45 – 125cc Qualifying Practice
14:05-14:50 – MotoGP Qualifying Practice
15:10-15:55 – Moto2 Qualifying Practice
Sunday, 19 September 2010
08:40-09:00 – 125cc Warm Up
09:10-09:30 – Moto2 Warm Up
09:40-10:00 – MotoGP Warm Up
11:00 – 125cc Race (19 laps)
12:15 – Moto2 Race (21 laps)
14:00 – MotoGP Race (23 laps)
- Application 2012
Newcoming manufacturer in MotoGP
Any new manufacturer entering the MotoGP class and not being selected Claming Rule Team (CRT) will be allowed to use 9 engines instead of 6 for their first season.
The 125cc class will be replaced by the Moto3 class. The basic technical rules of this class are:
– Single cylinder 250cc 4-stroke engines with a maximum bore of 81 mm.
– Each engine should last for 3 races minimum and cost not more than 10,000 € (final cost will be announced)
– Each manufacturer if required should be ready to supply a minimum of 15 riders.
This proposal has been agreed by the majority of MSMA.
Official document here.