FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix - Changes to the 2009 Regulations

2009-08-29 12:21
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis
(FIM), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Mr. Vito Ippolito
(FIM President), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Sports Director), Javier Alonso (Dorna) and M. Paul Butler
(Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on August 29 in Indianapolis (USA), decided
unanimously the following:

For immediate application:

Changes to Article 2.9 Tyre restrictions for MotoGP. Delete “and the allocated quantities of each specification of tyre will be the same for every
rider”. In the case of a rider change after the final allocation has been made, the replacement
rider must use only the tyres allocated to the original rider. Teams must inform the supplier of the number of each front slick specification selected by
their rider(s) no later than (...)
Any new rider entering the next race after the selection deadline will be allocated 4 front
slick tyres of specification A and 4 of specification B.

Changes to the press release dated 25/07/09.

Practice Restrictions.
The Season is defined as the period starting 14 days before the first race of the year and ending 4
days after the last race of the year, both dates being inclusive. The season does not include
“Breaks”. A Break is defined as two consecutive week-ends where events are not scheduled. The
period of the Break extends from 09h00 on the second day after the Grand Prix until the following
Grand Prix.

Source: FIM

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