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2012 MotoGP takes shape

Official: The Grand Prix Commission further outlines the future technical regulations for MotoGP.
The new technical specifications that will come into effect for the MotoGP class from 2012 have been further outlined by the Grand Prix Commission today following a meeting in Barcelona.

Last month it was announced that the maximum engine capacity for MotoGP will return to 1,000cc in two years time.

Furthermore while it was already known that the maximum number of cylinders will be four and the maximum bore 81mm, it is now also know that the minimum weight for bikes up to 800cc will be 150kg, while those over 800cc must be at least 153kg.

The fuel tank capacity was also confirmed - at 21 litres - and riders will be restricted to six engines per season.

However, privateers - 'Claiming Rule Teams (CRT's)' - will be allowed 12 engines per year and a fuel capacity of 24 litres. Further clarification is due to be published by the GPC at the end of May.

Meanwhile, some modifications were also confirmed for this year, including the elimination of tyre pressure sensors for MotoGP and for Moto2 teams the full procedure to request an engine change if that unit is considered substandard.

The complete statement from the Grand Prix Commission can be seen by CLICKING HERE.

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Geonerd - Unregistered

February 18, 2010 6:33 AM

Retaining the ASININE 21L fuel limit means the the extra 200 CCs won't improve the racing in any way! Tomorrow, as today, the computer literally won't let the riders do anything 'wasteful' like sliding around or actually racing each other. This is supposed to be MOTORCYCLE RACING, not a god-damned fuel economy run. These rules are STUPID BEYOND WORDS. What is wrong with these goobers?

rcv - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 5:43 PM

AGAIN only 6 engines?! Well, let's make riders to have only two motorcycles during the season, it will be so funny and CHEAP. Dudes please stop these idiots

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