MotoGP | The technical regulations and some racing situations have been reviewed by the FIM | P300.it

The meaning of some flags displayed by the commissioners has been made clearer, from 2023 some changes to the Moto3 ECU will be mandatory.


A few days before the first Grand Prix of the 2022 season, the Qatar GP won by Enea Bastianini in MotoGP, the Grand Prix Commission has decided to make some decisions both in the future and with immediate effect. Choices that do not so much influence heavily the most important aspects of the World Championship, as to ascertain them.

First a more detailed look at the sporting regulations was given. At the request of the pilots of the three classes, the Commission dedicated to GPs (composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta, Paul Duparc, Hervé Poncharal and Biense Bierma) has decided to better define the meaning of some flags or luminous panels, which can be displayed by the marshals. during the various sessions.

A clearer division was made between unexpected obstacles and damp or wet asphalt. The former, such as oil, dirt on the track, gravel, grass or debris left by other bikes, will be identified by a flag with yellow and red stripes. As for the sections of the track wet from the rain, the white flag with the red cross of Sant’Andrea will be used to signal this type of danger to the drivers. The significance of these reports will also apply to all other categories under the wing of the FIM.

The press release issued by the Federation, however, has, as its most salient points, the technical innovations decided for the Moto2 and Moto3 categories. The first concerns the appearance of the tires and the reuse of Dunlop tires not used during the race weekends: previously the various teams were forced, as per regulation, to return to the English supplier all the unused compounds during the three days of the race. event, but from now, with immediate effect, the teams will be able to keep these compounds and use them for training sessions, to be carried out strictly with different bikes from those used during the GPs (and equipped with precise technical specifications).

The second change concerns the light class only and will only take effect from 2023, although the current year will be used as a sort of test to improve the technology introduced by this standard. In fact, the DellOrto 6-axis inertial platform (called IMU) and the BC-Out_RL-300 power module will be integrated, two devices that will facilitate the introduction of an automatic system aimed at informing the pilot of any accidents or dangerous situations in track.

This is yet another small step taken by the FIM, Dorna and all the other actors involved to reduce the risk percentages of this category, which, however, will have to make much more radical changes if it wants to avoid other unfortunate situations or, in the worst cases. , tragedies like that of Mugello last year.

Here you will find the decisions made during March 4th.

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