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Modifications to Moto2 regulations

Modifications to Moto2 regulations

Teams will be required to use protective engine covers to prevent oil spillages in the event of a crash. There is also a change to the front slick tyre selection procedure for the intermediate class.

In an electronic meeting held on May 20th 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) and Javier Alonso (Dorna), decided unanimously to introduce two amendments to the Moto2 World Championship Regulations.

The first amendment states that: “Lateral engine covers containing oil, and which could be in contact with the ground during a crash, must be protected by a second cover made from composite materials such as type carbon or Kevlar. Plates and/or bars from aluminium or steel are also permitted. All these devices must be designed to be resistant against sudden shocks and abrasion and must be fixed properly and securely.”

The second amendment is with regards to the selection procedure for front slick tyres. Riders will have seven front slicks in total, made up of three of specification ‘A’ and four of specification ‘B’. Six tyres – three of specification ‘A’ and three of ‘B’ – will be allocated on the day before the start of official practice, with a further tyre of either specification ‘A’ or ‘B’ allocated after the first practice. Riders must inform the tyre supplier of their choice of the final front tyre specification no later than two hours after the end of the first practice session. If this is not done, the allocation of the one remaining tyre choice will automatically be specification ‘A’.

These amendments will take effect from May 24th.

Moto2, 2010

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