News 12 Apr 2009


Dorna press release:

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis (FIM), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Messrs Ignacio Verneda (FIM Sports Director), Javier Alonso (Dorna) and M. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on April 11 in Doha (Qatar), decided unanimously to introduce the following amendments to the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

For immediate application

Sporting Regulations

1.11.3 ii) b) Entries

Teams must make every reasonable effort to provide a qualified substitute rider to fulfil their entry obligations. However no substitution or replacement of the entered rider may be made after 10H30 on the first day of practice except in the MotoGP class when the limit is 2 hours before the qualifying practice.

For 2010
The commission unanimously accepted the proposition of the MSMA to have a “One Make Engine Regulation” in the Moto2 class. The name of the manufacturer will be announced later.