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MotoGP™ software development freeze for mid-2015
Sunday, 14 September 2014
The Grand Prix Commission has updated the regulations relating to the Development of Unified Software for the MotoGP™ class and the Minimum Weights of MotoGP machines in 2015.
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 13 September 2014 in Misano, made the following decisions:
Technical Regulations - Effective 2015
Development of Unified Software for the MotoGP Class
It was confirmed that current manufacturers will be permitted to use and develop their own software up until 30th June 2015. After that date manufacturers will not be permitted to update their software except for minor bug fixes that might affect safety.
From 1 July 2015 current manufacturers will switch their development programme to the 2016 unified software. It is the intention that this software will be based largely on the current software used by the open category machines.
Manufacturers not currently participating may continue to use and develop their own software throughout 2015 but may also be invited to participate in the development of the unified software.
Detailed technical regulations concerning the use of certified sensors and other devices were also approved.
Minimum Weights of MotoGP Class Machines
The minimum weight of a 1,000 cc machine will be reduced by 2 kg from 160kg to 158kg.
It was also agreed that this matter would be reviewed during 2015 to consider the possibility of a further reduction of 2kg for 2016.
A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly here.