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Old 02-17-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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FIM Makes Changes To MotoGP & Moto2 Rules

by staff of Superbikeplanet
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This just in:

FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
- Changes to the 2010 Regulations -

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis
(FIM), HervÇ Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Messrs Ignacio Verneda
(FIM Sports Director), Javier Alonso (Dorna) and M. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting
held on February 17 in Barcelona, unanimously decided to introduce the following amendments to the
Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations. Changes in bold.

Technical Regulations

Immediate application

2.7.13 Tyre temperature sensors are not permitted.
Tyre pressure sensors are not permitted

2.10.1 Racing number must be affixed to the front and the two sides of the motorcycle. For the MotoGP
and Moto2 classes, only the front number is compulsory.

MotoGP In the MotoGP class the maximum permitted fuel pressure is 10 Bar.


Engine Definition, Specification and Modification
i) Use of the complete engine is mandatory, and it may not be modified in any way except
as specifically described in these regulations.
ii) The engine design and specification will be determined by the official Supplier in
consultation with the Organisers. The engine design and specification may be changed at any time
with the agreement of both the official Supplier and the series Organiser. New technologies (for
example; materials, cylinder head and valve design, valve operating mechanisms, alternative
fuels, etc.) are encouraged provided they meet the Series' principle of cost reduction and long-
term cost control, and are agreed by the official Supplier and series Organiser.
iii) The official Supplier may change the specification of individual parts from time to
time, as is normal to improve reliability and function.
iv) All engines supplied to teams must be equal in specification and the engine
performance, as measured by the official Supplier under their standard dynamometer
conditions, must be within the tolerance range agreed by the Organiser and the official
v) A team may request a replacement engine on the grounds of substandard
performance. Such request must be made in writing to the Technical Director accompanied by
a deposit of _20,000 per engine paid to IRTA. If the Technical Director is satisfied that there is
clear evidence of substandard performance a replacement engine may be issued with the
approval of the Race Direction for the next race event. The original engine will be returned to
the official Supplier at the end of the race event where the complaint is lodged to be tested
under standard conditions by the official Supplier and the dynamometer report sent to the
Technical Director. If the engine is deemed within specified performance parameters and fit
for use, the same engine will be returned to the team for the following race and the team's
deposit will be forfeited. If the engine is deemed to be outside of specified performance
parameters and not fit for use, a replacement engine will be issued for the next race and the
deposit will be returned to the team in full.
vi) The complete engine ('engine' in these regulations) is defined as the supplied engine
cases, covers and everything contained within, and including the following external parts supplied
by the official Supplier:
a) Fuel system including airbox, air filter, fuel pump & regulator, throttle bodies,
intake manifolds, air intake funnels, fuel injectors primary & secondary, fuel delivery lines and
b) Electrical system including generator, ignition coils, ECU (engine electronic
control unit).
c) Lubrication system including oil filter, oil cooler, oil pressure switch.

Technical Specifications for 2012 for the MotoGP class

Capacity up to 1,000cc
Number of maximum cylinders 4
Maximum bore _ 81 mm
Minimum weight 150 kg (up to 800cc) and 153 kg (over
Maximum number of engines available for use by
each rider 6
Fuel tank capacity 21 liters

Exception for Claiming Rule Teams (CRT's) approved by the Grand Prix Commission. The definition will
be published by the end of May.

Maximum number of engines available for use by each
rider 12
Fuel tank capacity 24 liters
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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Well, that should make Ken & Cuddy happy. A 1000cc bike under 340 pounds? Hooray! (Too bad they're one-offs.)
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