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Amendments to the Rules for the 2005 season

Amendments to the Rules for the 2005 season

Amendments to the Rules for the 2005 season

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis (FIM), Sito Pons (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Mr Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held in Barcelona on December 14, unanimously decided to introduce the following modifications to the MotoGP World Championship Regulations.

SPORTING REGULATIONS
For the 125cc class, the maximum age is 28 years (25 years for new contracted riders participating in the 125cc Grand Prix for the first time and for wild-cards) at the 1stof January of the corresponding Championship year.

1.11 Entries
…Teams must make every reasonable effort to provide a qualified substitute rider to fulfil their entry obligations. However no substitution or replacement of the entered rider may be made after 17h00 on the first day of the event except in the Motogp class when the limit is at 12.00 hrs. on the final day of qualifying.

1.13 Schedule

Friday: Free Practice / Qualifying Practice
125cc: 09h00 – 09h45 / 13h15 – 13h45
Motogp: 10h00 – 11h00
Motogp/ 14h00 – 15h00
250cc: 11h15 - 12h15 / 15h15 - 16h00
Saturday - Free Practice - Qualifying Practice
125cc: 09h00 - 09h45 / 13h15 - 13h45
Motogp: 10h00 - 11h00 / 14h00 - 15h00
250cc: 11h15 - 12h15 / 15h15 - 16h00
Sunday: Warm up / Races
125cc: 08h45 - 09h05 / 11h00
250cc: 09h15 - 09h35 / 12h15
Motogp: 09h45 - 10h05 / 14h00

1.15.1 Practice Restrictions
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 Championship 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.
e) Any activity allowed by the Race Direction.

1.15.2 Practice Sessions
v) After practice has started, the condition of the racing surface of the circuit should not be altered except on instruction from the Race Director and the FIM Safety Officer in response to a localised change in conditions.

1.18 Start Procedure
6) For 125 and 250cc, the Race Director will, at this stage, declares the race as "wet" or "dry" and will indicate this to the riders on the grid and those who may still be in the pit lane by the display of a board. If no board is displayed the race will automatically be "dry".
10) 3 Minutes Before the Start of the Warm Up Lap - Display of 3 Minute Board on the grid:
Removal of tyre warmers from machines on the grid or in the pit lane and from spare machines.
13) 2 Minutes Before the Start of the Race - Green flag waved to start warm up lap.
In the interest of safety, should a rider stall his machine, he may be assisted to restart. If, after a reasonable period, the engine does not start, then the rider will be pushed into the pit lane where his mechanics may provide assistance or where the rider may change machine.
15) If, after the start of the race, a rider stalls his machine, then he may be assisted by being pushed along the track until the engine starts. If, after a reasonable period, the engine does not start, then the rider will be pushed into the pit lane, where his mechanics may provide assistance or where the rider may change machine.
18) Should there be a problem that might prejudice safety, then a marshal will wave a yellow flag at each row of the starting grid from the signalling platform, and the Starter will display a flashing yellow light and the board "Start Delayed". The start procedure will be re-commenced at the 1 minute board stage, the riders will complete an additional warm up lap and the race distance will be reduced by one lap.

1.20.2 Motogp race
A race will not be interrupted for climatic reasons and riders who wish to change tyres or make adjustments must enter the pits and do so during the actual race.

1.21 Behaviour During Practice and Race
4) Any repairs or adjustments along the race track must be made by the rider working alone with absolutely no outside assistance. The marshals may assist the rider to the extent of helping him to lift the machine and holding it whilst any repairs or adjustments are made. The marshal may then assist him to re-start the machine.
10) Riders are not allowed to transport another person on their machine or to be transported by another rider on his machine (exception: Another rider or by another rider after the chequered flag).

1.26.4 Conditions for the re-started race will be as follows:
i) In the case of situation described in 1.25.2 (less than 3 laps completed) above:
a. All riders may re-start.
b. Motorcycles may be repaired or changed. Refuelling is permitted.
c. For 125 and 250cc, the number of laps will be two-thirds of the original race distance rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps.
For Motogp, the number of laps will be the same as the original race distance.
d. The grid positions will be as for the original race.
ii) In the case of situation described in 1.25.3 (3 laps or more and less than two-thirds completed) and 1.25.4 (two-thirds completed for Motogp only) above:
a. Only riders who are classified as finishers in the first race may re-start.
b. Motorcycles may be repaired or changed. Refuelling is permitted.
c. For 125 and 250cc, the number of laps of the second race will be the number of laps required to complete two-thirds of the original race distance rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps with a minimum of 5 laps.
For Motogp, the number of laps of the second race will be the number of laps required to complete the original race distance with a minimum of 5 laps.

1.30 Team personnel in the pit lane
For safety reasons, the following rules must be strictly respected.
Team personnel will not be permitted in the pit lane during practices, warm-up and race of another class unless they are making adjustments to their motorcycle.
The maximum number of team personnel per rider in the working area in front of the pits is limited to 8 for Motogp and 6 for 125 and 250cc.
The maximum number of team personnel per rider on the signalling platform is limited to 3 for all the classes.

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

2.5.3 Weight may be checked at the initial technical control, but the main control of weight will be made at the end of practice sessions or at the end of the race. The weight of the motorcycle will be that measured in the form that the motorcycle participated, with fuel tank on and including normal levels of oil and water and all additional equipment attached to the motorcycle, for example timekeeping senders, camera equipment, electronic telemetry equipment etc.

2.6 Fuel Tanks
2.6.3 Fuel tanks of all construction types must be filled with fire retardant material or be lined with a fuel cell bladder.
In the MotoGP class, fuel tanks made of non-metallic composite materials (carbon fibre, aramid fibre, fiberglass, etc.) must be fitted with a fuel cell bladder, or have passed the FIM test standards for composite material fuel tanks as described in the FIM Fuel Tank Test Procedure for fuel tank homologation.
Such composite fuel tanks without a fuel cell bladder must bear a 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.
Each manufacturer is requested to inform the FIM/CCR Secretariat of it's fuel tank model(s) which have passed the FIM test standards, together with a copy of the fuel tank label.
Full details of the FIM Fuel Tank Test Standards and Procedures are available from the FIM.
Fuel cell bladders must conform to or exceed the specification FIM/FCB-2005. Full details of this standard are available from the FIM.
2.6.5 In defining fuel tank capacity all containers of the motorcycle capable of supplying fuel to the carburettors/injectors may be taking into account.
2.6.6 Refuelling many only be carried out from an unpressurised container, and the motorcycle fuel tank may not be pressurised above atmospheric pressure at any time, other than the small pressure increase due to normal tank ventilation to the atmosphere on the moving motorcycle.

2.10 Fuel, Oil and Coolants
2.10.5 No fuel on the motorcycle may be more than fifteen degrees C (15◦C) below ambient temperature. The use of any device on the motorcycle to artificially decrease the temperature of the fuel below ambient temperature is forbidden.

3.4.2 Right of appeal
No appeal may be lodged against a decision of the Race Direction to inflict a change of position.

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