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

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

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

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