New rules: jump starts and sliders

Jump starts will face a penalty of two long laps from 2020 decide Grand Prix Commission.

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 Jorge Viegas.(FIM President), Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), in a meeting held in Red Bull Ring on 9th. August 2019 made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations

Black Flag with Orange Disk
Riders who are required to leave the track by display of this flag must be authorised by an official to re-join the track.

Penalty for Jump Starts
The fixed penalty for a jump start is changed from a pit lane ride through to the obligation to perform two “long laps”. The long laps must be completed within five laps of the rider being notified of the penalty.

Technical Regulations

Moto3 and Moto2 Class Tyres
Riders proceeding from Qualifying Practice 1 to Qualifying Practice 2 will now receive an additional front tyre. Such riders already receive an additional rear tyre. This change is effective from the next event which is the British Grand Prix

Materials Used in “Sliders”
We have recent experience of a rider using knee sliders to which had been added metal studs. This resulted in sparks being generated which could disturb a following rider. With immediate effect it is prohibited to manufacture or modify knee or other sliders to include any material that, when in contact with the track surface, may cause a visual disturbance to other riders.

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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