Moto2 to be one-make engine class

Grand Prix support class to debut in 2010

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Apr. 13, 2009
The International Motorcycling Federation has announced a new one-make engine regulation to the upcoming Moto2 class.

The FIM Grand Prix Commission announced the new rule following an April 11 meeting in Doha, Qatar during the opening weekend of the 2009 season. The official engine supplier will be named at a later date.

The 600cc four-stroke Moto2 class, which replaces the 250cc Grand Prix series in 2010 (bumped up a year from the initial target of 2011), was originally intended to feature production-based engines from various manufacturers. Some Moto2 teams already well into development, such as the Honda BQR team, may have to adjust their plans due to the new rule.The original Moto2 regulations announced in December 2009 included a clause where any competitor can claim another teamís engine for 20,000 euros, a rule intended to discourage teams from spending more than that amount on engine development.

The move to switch to a single engine provider was proposed by the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association which represents all the manufacturers competing in Grand Prix road racing. Teams would still be allowed to use prototype chassis.

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