Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

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Decision of the Grand Prix Commission
MIES, 06/02/2016
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FIM Grand Prix World Championship
Decision of the Grand Prix Commission
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda
(FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Vito Ipollito
(President FIM), Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting
held on February 4 in Geneva, made the following decisions:
Sporting Regulations
Effective Immediately
Race Direction and Stewards
The composition of Race Direction will remain unchanged with three members; Mike Webb (Race
Director), Franco Uncini (FIM) and Javier Alonso (Dorna). However there will be a new appointment of
Graham Webber as Deputy Race Director who will deputise for the Race Director when he is otherwise
Race Direction will continue to be primarily responsible for the efficient and safe running of events.
However, the competence of Race Direction concerning the application of sanctions and penalties will
be limited to those offences that can be considered as being indisputable matters of fact. These would
include such offences as pit lane speeding, passing under yellow flags, etc.
All other issues requiring further analysis of actions, including any incidences of dangerous riding, will be
reviewed by the Stewards who will exclusively be responsible for issuing any sanctions and penalties on
those matters. The Stewards will also be responsible for hearing any appeals and receiving any protests.
The panel of Stewards will comprise three members; Mike Webb and two other members appointed by
the FIM. Mike Webb will be responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the Stewards, maintaining
records and communicating decisions.
In future, any sanctions imposed by Race Direction or the Stewards will be communicated to the
affected team by a secure E-mail system with automated confirmation that the message has been read.
Confirmed penalties will also be displayed on timekeeping monitors and advised to the media.
Promotional Obligations for Riders
A number of obligations for riders to participate in promotional activities, already contained in the
Participation Agreements between IRTA and the Teams, will now also be included in the Grand Prix
regulations. Such obligations include the requirement for riders to participate in autograph signing
sessions, press conferences, parade laps, etc. The effect is that non-compliance by riders can now result
in sporting penalties in addition to the financial penalties contained in the Participation Agreements.
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Technical Regulations
Effective Immediately
MotoGP Class Electronics
The procedure which enables the Technical Director to check specific maintenance channels on the
internal datalogger, together with the precise list of compulsory channels available to him, was
The homologation procedure for sensors available from third party suppliers as well as those made by
the motorcycle manufacturers was approved.
MotoGP Class Minimum Tyre Pressures
Existing regulations on this matter have been reinforced enabling the Technical Director and his staff,
assisted by the engineers of the official tyre supplier, to check that minimum tyre pressures are
Ultimately, such information will be recorded automatically via the datalogger and be available via
download by the technical staff. However, as the equipment and method of electronically recording the
information has still to be finalised the technical staff and the staff of the official tyre supplier are now
authorised to manually verify tyre pressures at any time.
Moto2 Class Quickshift Equipment
It has been identified that certain gearbox malfunctions in the Championship supplied engines are largely
attributable to some of the quickshift components produced by third party suppliers.
The Technical Director, in consultation with Externpro, will specify a brand and model of a proprietary
quickshift product from a third party supplier that will be mandatory for this class. Actual
implementation of this regulation will be enforced when the Technical Director is satisfied that all teams
have had sufficient time to acquire the new material.
A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the
regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:
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sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113
National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle
sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main
events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and
Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road
safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to
impose an Environmental Code in 1994.
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