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Moto3: Single supplier for ECU, tyres and fuel

Bidding begins for exclusive ECU, Tyre and Fuel supplier for the 2012 Moto3 World Championship.
The Grand Prix Commission is now accepting bids from companies seeking to become the exclusive supplier of ECU, tyres and fuel/oil for the new Moto3 class, which will replace the 125cc World Championship from 2012.

The technical requirements for each of the above have also been made public and can be seen in full below. Of note is that while there will be a spec ECU, it must feature traction and launch control...

For Moto3
1. ECU: There will be a single supplier. Proposals must be handed to the FIM and Dorna by 28 February 2011 at the latest. The final decision will be announced by the GP Commission on 19 March 2011.

See specifications below:

Requested hardware features for Engine Management:
Single-cylinder management (2 independent fuel injectors, one ignition driver)
Up to 14,500rpm.
At least 10 analog inputs (0-5V 10bit resolution) for analog sensors and temperature sensors.
UEGO lambda sensor input and management.
At least 4 input capture for wheel speeds and crank/cam sensors.
At least 4 ON/OFF inputs for switches.
Fuel Pump relay driver.
Stepper motor driver for throttle bypass/exhaust valve.
High speed CAN line (1Mbit/s).
PC-ECU plugfnfplay communication cable.
Internal data logger:
¨ At least 8Mbyte internal memory.
¨ Not less than 200Hz max sampling frequency.
¨Not less than 64 max logging channels.
¨ CAN line data download.

Requested software strategies:
Ignition/injection management.
Self-mapping with lambda closed loop strategy.
Not less than 3 engine maps selectable by the rider.
Pit limiter.
Traction control.
Power shift (i.e. ignition cut-off).
Launch control.
IDLE (i.e. engine brake) control (throttle bypass).

Software equipment:
Engine and strategy calibration tool.
Logger management tool.
Data download/analysis tool for logged data (2D).

Miscellanea:
Track attendance at all events (Moto3 races and DS/IRTA tests):
¨ Technical assistance to all teams.
¨ Assistance to FIM for regulations checks/enforcing.
ECU quantities: 40pcs for the 2012 season, spares stock for 5 years.
Base calibration for any engine entered to Moto3.

2. TYRES: There will be a single supplier. Proposals must be handed to the FIM and Dorna by 28 February 2011 at the latest. The final decision will be announced by the GP Commission on 19 March 2011.

3. FUEL/OIL: There will be a single supplier. Proposals must be handed to the FIM and Dorna by 28 February 2011 at the latest. The final decision will be announced by the GP Commission on 19 March 2011.


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December 10, 2010 4:16 PM

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