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The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), in a meeting held in Assen on 30th. June 2018 made the following decisions:
Technical Directions – Effective Season 2019
To facilitate stricter enforcement of the spirit of existing regulations in two crucial technical areas, the following has been confirmed:
Organizer CAN Protocol and Connection
A new and more robust unified CAN connections layout for the MotoGP™ machines has been agreed, and some limitations imposed on the information exchange among the various CAN devices (e.g. the inertial platform) and the ECU. This, together with a unified inertial platform, represents a considerable step up in electronics security.
Aero-body design guidelines have been released by the Technical Director and new aero-body dimension limits and limitations on the combination of different areo-body parts have been introduced. As a result, the present designs will still be allowed, but it won’t be possible to remove/swap significant aerodynamic parts. Furthermore, the aero-bodies approval process will be based on previous seasons case-history and made more objective.
Sporting Regulations – Effective Season 2019
Exceptions to Age Limit for Moto3™ World Championship
It is already permitted for the winner of the Moto3™ Junior World Championship to participate in the Moto3™ World Championship even if the age of the winning rider is below the minimum age of 16 years. This exception has now been extended to include the winner of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. In both cases, the minimum age for such riders to be granted an FIM GP Licence for the Moto3™ World Championship is 15.