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The Grand Prix Commission have updated the regulations of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on March 22 in Losail, made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations – Effective Immediately

The Commission unanimously decided to make small modifications to the text of the decision made on March 18 concerning the MotoGP class. This was to explain more clearly the conditions under which a MotoGP class Manufacturer competing under Factory option regulations, but benefiting from certain concessions, would lose concessions based on race results.

The revised text is highlighted below:

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 web site 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 tires 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 of paragraph 2 above, achieve a race win, or accumulate two second places or three podium places in dry conditions during the 2014 and/or 2015 seasons then for that Manufacturer the fuel tank capacity will be reduced to 22 liters. Furthermore, should the same Manufacturer accumulate three race wins in the 2014 and/or 2015 seasons 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.

Technical Regulations MotoGP Class – Effective Immediately

In the interests of safety, the Commission unanimously approved a proposal to make the use of 340 mm carbon disk front brakes optional for the events at Catalunya and Sepang. It is already mandatory to use 340 mm carbon disk front brakes at Motegi.

CLICK HERE to see a regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes.

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