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Decision of the Grand Prix Commission in Motegi

Invitation to tender for Moto2™ ECU unit, limits on fairing upgrades - and inflatable airbags in riders’ leathers to become compulsory

Tags MotoGP, 2016

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 15th October 2016, made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations

MotoGP™ Class Aerodynamic Evolution – Effective 2017

In the interests of cost saving there will be a limit on the number of upgrades that a manufacturer can make to the design of their fairing or front mudguard during the season.

Initial designs will be homologated by the Technical Director at the first event of the season. Thereafter, only one upgrade of the fairing and one upgrade of the front mudguard is permitted in that season. The restriction will apply “per rider” and not per make of motorcycle.

Riders’ Leathers – Effective 2018

In an effort to improve rider safety, leathers used by riders must be equipped with an approved inflatable airbag device. (This proposal was supported by all current suppliers in their safety working group).

Appointment of Liqui-Moly

The Commission approved the re-appointment of Liqui-Moly as the official supplier of oil for the Moto3™ and Moto2™ classes for the three years 2018-2020.

Tender for Moto2™ ECU Supply

The Commission agreed that an invitation to tender for the supply of an ECU for the Moto2™ class should be announced. The tender will open on 16th October and close on 9th November and be for a three-year period 2019-2021.

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed here.