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Old 11-12-2014, 04:01 AM   #1
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Grand Prix Commision update Sporting Regulations

Jump starts and exceeding track limit penalties reevaluated

Grand Prix Commision update Sporting Regulations

THE Grand Prix Commision have issued a press released following a meeting at Valencia regarding the 2015 regulations in Grand Prix racing.

Notably jump starts and exceeding track limits have been re-evaluated. In regards to jump starts, it is down to Race Direction as to whether they have gained an advantage or not as long as they stop before the lights are out.

Exceeding track limits is not only just a loss of position anymore. Race direction have now been given the power to impose other penalties to the rider, such as a time penalty, if they believe they have gained an unfair advantage.

When familiarising themselves with the track, all riders and others, must wear a crash helmet, but there is now no rule to state you can only use a scooter. Instead, the regulations have broadened this to any motorcycle from other disciplines.

The press release stated:

Sporting Regulations – Effective 2015
  • Riders or other persons using scooters for track familiarisation must wear a crash helmet.
  • Use of motorcycles from other disciplines, (motocross, enduro, supermoto, etc.) may be used for track familiarisation away from events without restriction.
  • Teams in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes, testing on either of their designated circuits, may not use a contracted rider from another team in the same class.
  • In a situation where a rider anticipates the start with a slight movement but then stops, and is stationary when the red light goes out, Race Direction will be the sole judge of whether an advantage has been gained and if a penalty will be imposed.
  • When riders are adjudged to have exceeded the track limits during the race then Race Direction will decide what penalty is to be imposed. (Automatic drop of position is no longer the only possible penalty).
  • When a group of riders are being lapped and the blue flag is displayed then there can be no changes of position within the group of riders until the rider lapping them has passed.
MotoGP Class Technical Regulations – Effective 2015

The details of the procedure for technical control of MotoGP class engines were confirmed. MotoGP class engines may be required to be dismantled for checking by the Technical Director. However, the team may then rebuild that engine, using new parts, and the engine may then be used for the balance of its normal life, determined as 3,600 km.

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