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Aug 22, 2013

FIM Grand Prix Commission Confirms Ex-Factory MotoGP Racebikes Can Run Under "Non-Factory" Rules In 2014

FIM MotoGP World Championship: It's been confirmed that an ex-factory MotoGP racebike running the Dorna-supplied control ECU and software can compete under the "non-factory" regulations in 2014. Here, Cal Crutchlow (35) rides his satellite-spec Yamaha YZR-M1.
FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 17 August in Indianapolis (USA), made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations

MotoGP Class - Effective 2014

Testing

Manufacturers are permitted to nominate one circuit at which they may test with their contracted riders for a maximum of five days during the season. This will enable them to develop and test new technology with their principal riders in a private test environment.

Entries

As a consequence of manufacturers agreeing to lease additional machinery it was necessary to amend regulation 1.11.10 concerning entries.

Manufacturers will be permitted to make two direct “Factory” specification entries in their own team and to lease Factory specification machinery for a further two entries. They may now also lease machinery for additional entries. These machines will run under the non-Factory regulations for the class.

Other Matters

MotoGP Class Wild Card Entries

The wild card application for Katsuyuki Nakasuga at the Japanese GP was approved.

The full text of the regulations and the detailed technical specifications may be viewed shortly on:

www.fim-live.com/en/sport/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/