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Four one-hour practice sessions for MotoGP 2011; Moto2 and 125cc joins MotoGP in three riders per row on starting grid; Tyre warmer changes; Restriction in GPS technology...
The latest MotoGP rule amendments, announced by the Grand Prix Commission, reveal a switch back to four MotoGP practice sessions of one hour in length, plus grid changes and a restriction on GPS technology in MotoGP.

GPS is used to accurately locate each motorcycle on the race track in real time and therefore allows set-up to be tuned for each corner.

Other, more detailed, rule changes were announced for the Moto3 class from 2012 (see separate story).

Application 2011

1. Practice Time schedule:

Two days for each class.

MotoGP: 4 sessions of 60 minutes.
Moto2: 4 sessions of 45 minutes.
125cc: 2 sessions of 45 minutes (morning) and 2 sessions of 30 minutes (afternoon).

2. Grid position for each class: 3 riders per row.

3. Generator for tyre warmers are permitted on the grid for the 3 classes.

4. In MotoGP, only the GPS provided by Dorna is permitted.


Tagged as: practice , grid , moto2 , 125 , GPS

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Lozza - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 9:54 AM

Come on Bob, if you are down on Motogp that much then you are free to leave us and follow netball or something more to your liking, really Motogp is a great sport and the more practice etc we get the better for everyone. When we pay for three days of motorcycle action then we want the maximium track time possible. By the way I don't support one rider, I support all riders.

Callahan

December 10, 2010 10:48 AM

Everyone complained when they restricted the amount of practice. More practice means more laps for the rookies which makes for a better show. This nonsense about everything being done to suit Rossi is becoming boring.



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