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Grand Prix Commission announcement

Grand Prix Commission announcement

The Grand Prix Commission have announced decisions on MotoGP rules for the current season and for 2012, as well as the introduction of a new Moto3 class in 2012.

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), unanimously decided on a number of issues.

The full rules, reproduced below, were discussed by Mr Ezpeleta, who said: “Today we had many different things to discuss in the GP Commission, things that were proposed in the last commission and that were to be approved today. The most important is regarding the MotoGP class, with clarification that to be a Claiming Rule Team (in 2012) the team must present their candidacy and then be unanimously approved by the Grand Prix Commission members. Secondly, regarding the technical exception we have for the CRTs, that they have 12 engines instead of six and 24 litres fuel capacity instead of 21. This exception can be changed with the majority approval of the GP Commission members. The rest of the rules remain as they were.”

“We have also agreed that from 2012 the 125cc class will be replaced by Moto3, this has been approved in principle by all the members. The MSMA gave a majority approval and the rest of the members – the FIM, IRTA, and Dorna – have all approved. The basic concept is a 250cc, 4-stroke, one-cylinder engine with a maximum bore of 81mm. The aim is to make this category more competitive and cheaper. Our idea now is to make it a multi-engine category and not a single-engine class. Many things are still to be discussed but it is to be implemented for the 2012 season.”

There will also be a third practice session at this season’s Gran Premio A-Style de Aragón, which takes place September 17th-19th. “This schedule has been accepted for Aragón and afterwards we will see if it has worked well, and then possibly implement it again at Valencia and Estoril this year.”

The following was decided unanimously by the Grand Prix Commission at Brno:

- MotoGP class for 2012 -

Technical Specifications (as already announced on 17/02/10)

Capacity: Up to 1000cc
Number of maximum cylinders: 4
Maximum bore: 81mm
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

Exceptions 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.

Moto3 Class

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.


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