The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in a meeting held on 18th March 2014 in Qatar, unanimously approved the following matters concerning the MotoGP class.
1. The Championship ECU and software will be mandatory for all entries with effect from 2016.
All current and prospective participants in the MotoGP class will collaborate to assist with the design and development of the Championship ECU software.
During the development of the software, a closed user website will be set up to enable participants to monitor software development and to input their suggested modifications.
2. With immediate effect, a Manufacturer with entries under the factory option who has not achieved a win in dry conditions in the previous year, or new Manufacturer entering the Championship, is entitled to use 12 engines per rider per season (no design freezing), 24 liters of fuel and the same tire allocation and testing opportunities as the Open category. This concession is valid until the start of the 2016 season.
3. The above concessions will be reduced under the following circumstances:
Should any rider, or combination of riders nominated by the same Manufacturer, participating under the conditions described in clause 2 above, achieve a race win, two second places or three podium places in dry conditions during the 2014 season, then, for that manufacturer, the fuel tank capacity will be reduced to 22 liters. Furthermore, should the same Manufacturer achieve three race wins in the 2014 season, the manufacturer would also lose the right to use the soft tires available to Open category entries.
In each case, the reduced concessions will apply to the remaining events of the 2014 season and the whole of the 2015 season.