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Changes to testing regulations in MotoGP

Changes to testing regulations in MotoGP

The Grand Prix Commission agreed on changes to the 2012 testing regulations for MotoGP class machines in a meeting at Valencia last week.

Following a meeting in Valencia on November 5th the Grand Prix Commission made a unanimous decision on changes to the regulations on the testing of 2012 MotoGP machines.

The GP Commission, which is made up of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) met during the final round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship. Also in attendance were Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting).

The FIM announced in a statement that the Commission had “agreed that with effect from 2012 private testing of MotoGP class machines may be carried out by any rider, subject to a limit on the total number of tyres being supplied by the official MotoGP tyre supplier”.

Final details will be confirmed at the next Grand Prix Commission meeting in December.

It was also agreed that manufacturers may used any rider for the completion of their 2011 testing programme during November 2011.

MotoGP, 2011

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