Grand Prix Commission: 2024 fuel spec agreed, age limit exceptions adjusted

The final GPC of 2023 formalises the spec and testing parameters of the new 40% non-fossil fuel and widens some age exceptions for younger riders

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Biense Bierma (MSMA), in the presence of Mike Webb (IRTA, Secretary of the Meeting), Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), Jorge Viegas (FIM President) and Dominique Hebrard (FIM CTI Technical Manager), in electronic meetings held in December 2023, approved the following:

Fuel Specification, all classes – effective 2024 season – – Fuel and Oil Technical Regulations

2024 regulations require the use of fuels of minimum 40% non-fossil origin, rising to 100% non-fossil origin from 2027.

The detailed fuel specification and testing parameters for 2024 have now been agreed by the FIM, IRTA, Dorna, official testing laboratories, and the MSMA, including input from fuel suppliers.

Detailed specifications and testing parameters will be included in the regulations.

Moto3™ Age Limits – effective 2024 season Minimum Age

Minimum age increases implemented in recent seasons have interrupted the expected trajectory for some young riders who began their careers before age limits were increased, leaving some unable to move up to Grand Prix classes when anticipated.

Existing exceptions will therefore be widened in order to allow the top three overall finishers in both the FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup to compete in the Moto3™ World Championship from such time as they are mathematically guaranteed a top three position in JuniorGP™ or the Rookies, even if they do not reach the minimum age of 18. However, an absolute minimum age of 17 applies.

In the Moto2™ class, an exemption applies to the winner of the FIM European Moto2™ Championship to compete in the 2024 Moto2™ World Championship, even if they do not reach the minimum age of 18. However, an absolute minimum age of 17 applies.

In 2022, an exception was also granted to riders who participated in the previous season of the Moto3™ or Moto2™ World Championships at the age of 16 or 17, enabling them to continue to compete the following season. This has been extended to riders who raced in those classes in 2023, who may also continue to compete in 2024.

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