motogp rule changes

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Biggus..., Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Biggus...

    Biggus... Guest

    The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta
    (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis (FIM), Sito Pons (IRTA) and Takanao
    Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Mr Paul Butler (Secretary of the
    meeting), in a meeting held yesterday in Barcelona, unanimously
    decided to introduce the following modifications to the MotoGP World
    Championship Regulations (for immediate application):

    SPORTING REGULATIONS

    1.18 Start Procedure

    6) The Race Director will…(delete: “For 125cc and 250cc”)

    17) Unless the race is interrupted, after the leading rider has passed
    the finish line at the end of his first lap, no further changes of
    machines are permitted. After this time, in the MotoGP class only, the
    2 following procedures will apply:

    - If the race has been declared wet (Art. 1.20), changing from a
    machine equipped with rain tyre to a machine equipped with
    intermediate or slick tyre, changing from a machine equipped with
    intermediate tyre to a machine equipped with rain or slick tyre, and
    changing from a machine equipped with slick tyre to a machine equipped
    with intermediate or rain tyre is permitted at any time during the
    race.

    - If the race has not been declared wet (Art. 1.20), the same machine
    changes as mentioned above are permitted only after the white flags
    have been displayed around the track.

    In both cases, tyre warmers, changing tyres and adjustments are
    permitted on the machine in the pit-lane.

    1.19 Ride Through Procedure

    …The rider must respect the speed limit (Art. 1.21.14), in the pit
    lane…

    1.20 "Wet" and "Dry" Races

    All races will be categorised as either wet or dry. A board may be
    displayed on the grid to indicate the status of the race. If no board
    is displayed, the race is automatically dry. The purpose of this
    classification is to indicate to riders the consequence of varying
    climatic conditions during a race.

    1.20.1 125 and 250cc races

    1.20.1.1 Dry Races –…(no changes)

    1.20.1.2 Wet Races –…(no changes)

    1.20.1.3 …(no changes)

    1.20.2 MotoGP race

    A race will not be interrupted for climatic reasons and riders who
    wish to change machine (when allowed), tyres or make adjustments must
    enter the pits and do so during the actual race.

    1.21 Behaviour During Practice and Race

    14) A speed limit of 60 km/h will be enforced in the pit lane at all
    times during the event. Riders must respect the speed limit from where
    the sign 60 km/h is placed up to where the sign 60 Km/h crossed out is
    placed….

    18) Overtaking is not permitted in the pit lane from where the sign 60
    km/h is placed up to where the sign 60 Km/h crossed out is placed.

    Any rider found to have overtaken during the practice will be subject
    to a fine of US$ 100.- for the first offence, and US$ 500.- for
    subsequent offences at the same event.

    Any rider who overtakes in the pit lane during a race will be
    penalised with a ride through.

    The Race Direction must communicate the offence to the pit of the
    rider after having received the information from the Official in
    charge.

    1.22.2 Flags Which Convey Information and Instructions:

    · White Flag (new wording)

    Waved at the flag marshal post during the race, this flag indicates
    that the riders are allowed to change machine.

    1.30 Team personnel in the pit lane

    3) The maximum number of team personnel per rider on the signalling
    platform is limited to 4 for all the classes.
     
    Biggus..., Mar 23, 2005
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    alx Guest

    sheesh! Whatever happened to "last one around the block and back is a
    whoose"....



    etc etc etc etc..
     
    alx, Mar 23, 2005
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    What? If the race is declared wet and you break a gear lever, the fairing
    falls off, or whatever, you can go to the pits and get a NEW BIKE, providing
    it has a different tyre on it? As many times as you like?

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Mar 23, 2005
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  4. Biggus...

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Where does it say you can't start on full wets, go in on lap 10 and change
    to slicks because it stopped raining at the end of lap 1, then change back
    to wets when it starts pouring again on lap 15? And on lap 24 fall off,
    break the fairing, the gear-lever and the brake lever, struggle back to the
    pits and go out on yet another new bike with intermediates?

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Mar 24, 2005
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    Jules Guest

    Where does it say you can't start on full wets, go in on lap 10 and
    change
    Time will show that my interpretation is correct. Check back with me
    in 6 months.
     
    Jules, Mar 24, 2005
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    I think that if there is a reg that people can finish the race on a
    different bike they started on, somebody will take advantage of that. I
    think it's stupid. You run what you brung.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Mar 24, 2005
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    Nev.. Guest

    Only changed rules were listed. Any existing rules which say you can't go
    back to the pits and get a new bike if you crash will still apply.

    Nev..
    '03 ZX12R
     
    Nev.., Mar 24, 2005
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    David Guest

    Unfortunately, it appears to be all about ensuring the race starts and
    finishes without delays, to suit the TV schedule.

    David
     
    David, Mar 24, 2005
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    Nev.. Guest

    It's not just TV schedules.. there's the schedules of all the people at the
    track to consider too... and the accumulated times method and reduced laps
    restarts of the past couple of years do nothing to add to the racing.

    Nev..
    '03 ZX12R
     
    Nev.., Mar 24, 2005
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