As a requirement for taking part in development of MotoGP's 2016 single ECU, factory software development will be frozen for Honda, Yamaha and Ducati from this weekend's German MotoGP.

Championship leader Valentino Rossi doesn't think the move will have much impact for the remainder of this season, but is 'very curious' to understand the impact the new single ECU will have in terms of riding technique and the balance of power in MotoGP.

"It will be very interesting and I think everybody is very curious about what will happen with the electronics of the bike for next year," Rossi said at the Sachsenring on Thursday.

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"Our ECU [now] is good, works very well and I'm very curious to understand what's changed to ride the bike with the new electronics for next year. It will be interesting and very important also to understand the balance of the championship.

"But I think we have to wait for the Valencia test and from now, for this championship, it [the software freeze] doesn't change anything."

Rossi holds a ten point lead over Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo heading into the finl event before the summer break.