Decision of the Grand Prix Commission - Assen, 28 June.

2012-06-29 18:49
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 28 June in Assen, decided the following:
Sporting Regulations
Effective immediately:
The same penalty that exists in the MotoGP class for exceeding the permitted number of engines used will also apply in the Moto3 class. The rider will start the race 10 seconds after the green light is on at the pit lane exit.
Effective 01 January 2013:
“Rookie” riders will be permitted to be entered by a factory team.
In the MotoGP class manufacturers are restricted to two direct entries per manufacturer and may provide material for a maximum of two entries per manufacturer operated by Independent teams.
Technical Regulations
Effective Immediately:
Machines entered in the MotoGP class are restricted to using unchanged bore and stroke dimensions throughout 2012-2014. Current dimensions must be notified to the Technical Director.
Minor changes to the regulations concerning Moto3 parts supply were approved. The effect is to ensure that upgrades are available to all entries at the same time.
Effective 01 January 2013:
In the MotoGP class machines may use a maximum of 24 possible gear ratios and four possible ratios for the primary gear.
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Other Proposals
A proposal to restrict riders in the MotoGP class to the use of one machine was rejected.
A proposal to ban the use of non ferrous materials for MotoGP class brake discs was rejected.
A proposal to mandate the use of wheels with a standard specification for strength and durability, applicable to all classes, was postponed pending further discussions between factories and wheel suppliers.
A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the changes may be viewed on:
http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/
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