During the period November and December, the Grand Prix Commission discusses sporting, technical and disciplinary regulations.
The electronic meeting was attended by Carmelo Ezpeleta (CEO of Dorna Sports Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA), Lin Jarvis (Yamaha – MSMA), and Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati – MSMA).
For the MotoGP class, the procedure for checking bikes equipped with the system ride height adjuster passive has been approved.
“Earlier the team was asked to send to the Technical Director, at the first event of the season, samples or detailed drawings of the aero body parts. In 2022, motor teams will be required to provide samples or complete 3D CAD models of these parts. Homologated aero body parts from 2021 bikes, still in use in 2022, will continue to be inspected according to current procedures,” the official statement said.
MotoGP racers in action at the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix race.
Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
The Grand Prix Commission also updated the technical regulations regarding Brembo, that the carbon brake brakes must meet one of the permitted sizes for the outer diameter, namely: 320 mm, 340 mm and 355 mm.
“At certain circuits, for the sake of safety, the use of 340mm or 355mm carbon brake discs is mandatory for racing, if stated Dry (dry) by Race Director,” continued the statement.
The circuits currently registered for the mandatory minimum size disc brake of 340 mm are Motegi (Japan), Red Bull Ring (Austria) and Chang (Thailand).
“On this circuit 340mm or 355mm discs can be used. No disc brake size limit in the race is stated Wet (wet),” the statement read.
To reflect this technical regulation change, there will now be two alternative brake packages specified in the regulation which will have to be supplied at a maximum cost of 80 thousand Euros (equivalent to 1.2 billion Rupiah).
|Option 1 (Currently)||Option 2 (New)|
|calipers||3 left + 3 right||2 left + 2 right|
Then, for the Moto2 class it will now be allowed to add channels to the fenders only to cool the brake system and discs.
“All channels must be pre-approved prior to use on the track and the decision of the Technical Director is final,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, changes to technical regulations in the Moto3 class, namely the pressure regulator, complete fuel pump assembly from the fuel pump to the throttle body (including all connectors and hoses), and the pressure regulator will be set as Performance Parts and must be homologated.