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MotoGP rule changes announced

Unlimited private MotoGP testing in 2012 confirmed (tyres restricted), new minimum weight limits for all classes, new limits on brake discs, all motorcycles must be equipped with brake lever protection...
During the Valencia season finale a meeting of the Grand Prix commission decided upon the following rule changes for the MotoGP World Championship.

Changes are shown in bold. Where appropriate, we've added the previous rules in Italics just below the new version.

1.15.1.1 MotoGP Class

It was agreed that with effect from 2012 private testing of MotoGP class machines may be carried out by any rider, subject to a limit on the total number of tyres being supplied by the official MotoGP tyre supplier. Final details will be confirmed at the next GPC meeting in December.

It was also agreed that manufacturers may use any rider for the completion of their 2011 testing programme during November 2011.


2.3.7

7.) As an exception to Aricle 2.3.7. 6), it will be possible to break the seals if all the following conditions apply:
a) the machine is entered by a CRT team,
b) for the sole purpose of changing the gearbox and/or primary ratios, on an engine design where seals need to be removed for internal gearbox access,
c) under supervision of the Technical Director and staff, at a time and place determined by the Technical Director.


This is Article 2.3.7. 6.) which the new rule refers to: "To prevent the running of a used, allocated engine outside of MotoGP events, all allocated engines will have security seals placed over either exhaust or inlet ports (on at least one cylinder bank, in the case of V-type engines) before leaving the circuit. Teams wishing to re-use such an allocated and sealed engine must request the Technical Director to remove the security seals. If the Technical Director or his staff finds that the security seals are not intact, the engine will be deemed to be a new engine in the allocation, with the appropriate penalty.

2.5.1
The following are the revised minimum weights permitted:

- Moto3: motorcycle & rider 148kg
- Moto2: motorcycle 140kg
- MotoGP up to 800cc motorcycle 150kg
801 - 1000cc motorcycle 153kg


Previous weight limits:
- 125cc motorcycle + rider 136 kg
- Moto2 motorcycle 135 kg
- MotoGP 2 cylinders or less motorcycle 135 kg
3 cylinders motorcycle 142,5 kg
4 cylinders motorcycle 150 kg
5 cylinders motorcycle 157,5 kg
6 cylinders or more motorcycle 165 kg


2.7.3.3
In the MotoGP class, carbon brake discs must be of one size for outside diameter of 320mm and only 2 standard choices of disc mass are permitted.
As an exception for the 2012 season only, machines entered by a CRT team are allowed to use carbon brake discs of other sizes.


Previous rule: In the MotoGP class, carbon brake discs may be a maximum diameter of 320mm. From 1.1.2011 onwards carbon brake discs will be allowed with only 320mm diameter, and only 2 standard choices of disc mass. Carbon brakes will be permitted in MotoGP at least until the end of the 2012 season.

2.7.3.4


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McLarenP - Unregistered

November 17, 2011 11:55 AM

How does this show Rossi is calling in "his usual favours" ?? These new rules affect everybody, not just him! Here we go, This has nothing to do with Valentino Rossi, so don't drag him into anything and everything!! Stick to the post or don't bother!!

Baylistic346 - Unregistered

November 17, 2011 11:53 AM

I am sure every team will benefit from this and not just Rossi although he must be pleased for it. Previous testing rules were silly IMO as trying to make up lost groung was made very difficult and helped contribute to some of the processions we saw this year.



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