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Rule changes: FIM Announcement

Rule changes: FIM Announcement

Rule changes: FIM Announcement

As from November 1st, 2004:

1.11 Entries

1.11.1 Each team, being a member of IRTA, must submit to the Secretariat of IRTA, by 28 February of the year in question, an entry for their team which will, except when special dispensation is granted, be valid for all races in the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix. At the same time, the team must indicate the riders designated and the class in which they will participate together with the Testing Circuits designated by teams in the 125cc and 250cc classes.

1.15.1 Practice Restrictions

i) Contracted Teams who benefit from a Participation Agreement to take part in the MotoGP class of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix and their designated riders in that class are prohibited from practising at any circuit between the 1st December of one year and the 20th January of the following year, both dates being inclusive.

ii) Contracted Teams who benefit from a Participation Agreement to take part in the 125cc and the 250cc classes of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix and their designated riders in those classes may only conduct "winter testing" i.e. tests between the end of the season and the first event of the following season, at circuits in the Continental Zone where the team is based (Europe, Asia/Oceania, Africa, the Americas).

iii) Contracted Teams who benefit from a Participation Agreement to take part in the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix in any class and their designated riders in any class are prohibited from practising:

a) at any circuit included in the Grand Prix calendar of the current year after the date that is 14 days prior to first race of the season.

b) at any circuit included in the Grand Prix calendar of the current year during "breaks". A break in the Championship is defined as two consecutive weekends where events are not scheduled. The period of the break extends from 09.00 hrs. on the Wednesday after the Grand Prix until the following Grand Prix.

iv) The following exceptions will apply to iii) A) above:

a) Free practice or qualifying practice at the event.

b) Practice at any circuit after the event at that circuit except during a break as defined above.

c) Official practice sessions organised by IRTA.

d) Practice by contracted Teams who benefit from a Participation Agreement to take part in the 125cc and the 250cc classes of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix and their designated riders in those classes, at the two testing circuits designated by each team (see 1.11.1) which may take place up to 14 days before the race scheduled for the circuit, but not during a break as defined above.

v) Practice restrictions do not apply to wild card riders except that they may not practice or race at any Grand Prix circuit within 14 days of the race.

Technical Regulations:

As from January 1st, 2005:

Art. 2.6.3 - Fuel tanks must be filled with fire retardant material or be lined with a fuel cell bladder.
Fuel tanks made of metallic material (steel, aluminium, etc.) must be filled with fire retardant material, or be fitted with a fuel cell bladder.
In the MotoGP class, fuel tanks made of composite materials (carbon fibre, aramid fibre, etc.) must have passed the FIM Standards for fuel tanks and be lined with fuel cell bladder.
Tanks made of composite material must bear the label certifying conformity with FIM Fuel Tank test Standards. Such labels must include the fuel tank manufacturer's name, date of tank manufacture and name of testing laboratory. Full details of the FIM fuel tank test standards are available from the FIM.

As from January 1st, 2007:

Art. 2.2.1 - The maximum engine capacity in the MotoGP class will be reduced to 900cc.
Art. 2.5.1 - The minimum weights required for the motorcycles will be the following:
2 cylinders or less 133 kg
3 cylinders 140,5 kg
4 cylinders 148 kg
5 cylinders 155,5 kg
6 cylinders or more 163 kg
The use of oval pistons will be forbidden.

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MotoGP, 2004

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