Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

2020-05-15 04:27
11 ROUTE DE SUISSECH –1295 MIESFOUNDED 1904TEL +41 22 950 95 00FAX +41 22 950 95 01info@fim.chWWW.FIM-LIVE.COM-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------About the FIM (www.fim-live.com)The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent associationformed by 112National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sportby the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involvedin the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.PRESS RELEASEMIES, 15/05/2020FOR MORE INFORMATION:ISABELLE LARIVIÈRECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGERisabelle.lariviere@fim.chTEL +41 22 950 95 68FIM Grand PrixWorld ChampionshipDecision of the Grand PrixCommissionThe Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), HervéPoncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in electronic meetings held on 30April and 7May 2020, made the following decisions which are all consequent on the impact of the coronavirus epidemic:CONCESSION POINTS –MotoGP CLASS MANUFACTURERS One consequence of the reduced number of events in 2020 meant it was possible for a non-concession manufacturer to gain concessions for 2021 based on results in just a few races. To address this issue the Commission agreed the following change to the regulations uring the 2020 season concessions can only be lost, but not gained.Current regulations apply to the timing of the loss of concessions.All concession points gained during the 2020 by concession manufacturers will continue to have a 2-year validity.ENGINE HOMOLOGATION –MotoGP CLASS MANUFACTURERS WITH CONCESSIONSThe GPC has decided that homologation of 2020/21 engine specifications for MotoGP class manufactures who benefit from concessions can be postponed. This means that KTM and Aprilia are now required to supply sample engines to the Technical Director by the deadline of 29th. June 2020.WILD CARD ENTRIES –ALL CLASSESThe likelihood of any events in 2020 needing to be held behind closed doors means that it is necessary to keep participant numbers to the absolute minimum. It is also important to allow optimum utilisation of pit box space by the contracted teams.The Commission have therefore decided that wild card entries, in all classes, will be suspended for the 2020 season. This decision was also in line with cost reduction policies for MotoGP Class manufacturers.There is every intention to restore wild card entries in 2021 but this decision will be reviewed prior to the 2021 season.A regularlyupdated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/regulations-and-documents/grand-prix/

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