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The Grand Prix Commission met in Madrid, Spain on the tenth of December 2015 to discuss a variety of rules
Sporting Regulations – Effective Immediately

Re-Starting Interrupted Races

In order to minimise the time taken to restart an interrupted race a new procedure has been approved for all classes. This will involve a shorter time spent in the pit lane before the new sighting lap and a significantly shorter countdown on the grid prior to the warm up lap. (Engines will not be stopped and only one mechanic per rider will be permitted onto the grid).

In the Moto3™ and Moto2™ classes when there is more than one race interruption the length of the restarted race will always be 2/3 of the previous race, with a minimum of five laps. So, for example, if the first restarted race was 2/3 of the original race distance then the distance of the second restarted race would be 2/3 of that distance – always with a minimum of five laps. In situations where a restarted race has been interrupted after less than five laps then the distance for the next race will be determined by Race Direction with a minimum of five laps.

Track Familiarisation

For all classes the regulations have been amended to ensure that when a rider uses a machine of the same capacity as the relevant MotoGP™ class, this can only be a standard production road-homologated machine.

Penalties for Using Engines Over Allocation

In the Moto3™ and MotoGP™ classes, where more than one extra engine is taken at a single event then penalties for the second and any subsequent extra engines will be carried forward to the next event(s).

Technical Regulations – Effective Immediately

Rider’s Safety Equipment

Following consultation with all major suppliers of helmets, leathers, boots, etc., new regulations have been approved covering the specifications of equipment used by riders. Procedures for control and testing were also approved.

MotoGP™ Class Tyres

In line with the appointment of Michelin as the Official Tyre Supplier, the allocations of slick tyres have been modified. Riders will now be permitted to use a maximum of 22 tyres (10 front and 12 rear).

For wet tyres the allocation is a maximum of 7 front and 7 rear.

Riders will now also have the option of an intermediate tyre with a maximum allocation of 3 front and 3 rear.

Engine Allocations – MotoGP™ Class

It has already been agreed that manufacturers can homologate three different engine specifications which may be used by different riders during the season. It has now been agreed that manufacturers who lose “concessions” may homologate additional engine specifications for the first season after losing those concessions. However, the maximum number of different specifications is related to the number of Satellite teams being supplied. The formula to be used to calculate this number is:

One Factory team + 2 Satellite teams = 3 different specifications

One Factory team + 3 Satellite teams = 4 different specifications

One Factory team + 4 Satellite teams = 5 different specifications

Moto2™ Class Regulations

Teams will be able to refer to the FIM website to check a list of approved dataloggers and sensors.

The regulation concerning throttle control has been clarified to specify that the control valve must be exclusively controlled by mechanical means, i.e. twistgrip and cable.

Moto3™ Class Regulations

Regulations already exist which define which certain chassis parts are “performance parts” and need homologation. The regulations have been modified to state that only homologated parts can be used at events.

Only the oil provided by the official supplier may be used in all parts of the engine including crankcase, gearbox and clutch.

Sporting and Technical Regulations – MotoGP Class – Effective Immediately

Previous regulations made frequent reference to “Open” and “Factory” classes and machine types. All such references will now be removed.

Grand Prix Medical Code – Effective Immediately

An updated and revised Medical Code, produced by the FIM in consultation with other MotoGP™ medical staff, was approved.

Official Fuel Supplier for Moto3™ and Moto2™

The appointment of the Total/Elf company as the official, exclusive supplier of fuel was approved.
 

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I like this bit:
The regulation concerning throttle control has been clarified to specify that the control valve must be exclusively controlled by mechanical means, i.e. twistgrip and cable.
 

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So would Stoner :wink2:
 
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I see Elf is the exclusive supplier of fuel. Who was it previously?
Does this have any impact on the teams?
 

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I didn't catch that Craig, good question. Is the premier series still using Eni?
 

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No idea, but I guess they will stick with the current supplier.
 

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[email protected] me. No wonder Casey hates the circus so much. Seem Dorna have to have control over the whole show and if you don't dance to their tune.........
Are you only just getting that Rob? Aussies don't like rules to begin with, let alone them being jammed in our faces?

Maybe why so many of us get banned on here? >:)

While I'm at it, Hi Johhnie :wink2: :laugh:

Craig
 

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These clowns (DORNA) need a shake up. Someone needs to set up an alternative to MotoGP(tm). It has become to manicured and getting to the point of being a manufactured event controlled by everyone except the teams and riders. It's fast becoming a silhouette class.
The time is right. So many good tracks around the world not controlled by the monopoly. Plenty of tyre makers. Plenty of bike makers.
 

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Why the backlash against the new rules? There's nothing there that should be cause for concern. I suspect it's the PR aspect, the personal appearance requirements, that's troubling you.

This doesn't seem out of the ordinary for most sports and entertainment. When an actor makes a new movie they go on the talkshow circuit to promote it. When an author writes a new book they give interviews and book signings. Every sports team here in the States has their own pre-game show with updates and interviews with players and coaches. Boxers hold press conferences before every match. And on and on...

Professional sport is entertainment for the viewer. And those footing the bills, the sponsors, want to have as much exposure and goodwill to the viewers as possible. Besides, I think we, the viewers, want to see and hear from the riders. I love the pre- and post-race interviews. If I were at the track, getting an autograph, shaking a hand, and snapping a pic would be fun.

If you can't handle the limelight, stay out of it.
 
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