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The Grand Prix Commission meets in Misano

The Grand Prix Commission meets in Misano

The Grand Prix Commission met at the San Marino GP to discuss technical & sporting rule changes.

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) Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (MotoGP Director of Technology), in a meeting held on 12th September in Misano, made the following decisions:

MotoGP Class Technical Regulations

MotoGP Class Electronics – Effective Immediately

The criterion for the use of additional sensors was confirmed. Each manufacturer may nominate one additional sensor which may not be available to all teams. However, data from this sensor can only be used for datalogging purposes and cannot have any effect on control strategies.

In addition to any homologated sensors there will also be a list of free devices being the only other devices allowed to communicate with the ECU. Details of free devices will be published in the Grand Prix regulations.

Sporting Regulations – Effective Season 2016 (i.e. from 9th. November 2015)

Test Restrictions - Moto3 and Moto2 Classes

Currently Moto3 and Moto2 riders are restricted to testing at two nominated circuits, one GP circuit and one non-GP circuit, albeit at any time. This has led to situations where some better funded riders have been testing almost constantly. There have also been problems for teams to secure testing dates when there is limited availability at some circuits. In future riders will be able to test at any circuit for a maximum of ten days.

Test Restrictions - MotoGP Class

Several changes were approved to reflect the fact that there is no longer an Open category in this class. In summary the changes are:

Manufacturers with their own teams will be permitted to test with their contracted riders for a maximum of five days at any circuit as opposed to just one nominated circuit. They will continue to be permitted to test with test riders using the test tyre allocation.

Lease Teams, who are currently restricted to just testing with test riders, will now be permitted to test at any circuit for a maximum of five days with their contracted riders. However, additional testing with test riders is no longer permitted.

There are no changes to current test restrictions for Concession teams.

For all classes, permitted private testing is in addition to testing at official tests organised by Dorna and IRTA. Also, existing regulations that forbid testing between 1st. December and 31st. January, or within 14 days of a race at the same circuit, are unchanged.

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:


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