Both testing and technical regulations for the intermediate and lightweight classes have been changed by the Grand Prix Commission
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), in a meeting held in Misano on 13th. September 2019, made the following decisions:
Sporting Regulations – Effective Season 2020
Test Restrictions Moto3™ and Moto2™ Classes
In response to a request from the teams, testing days will be limited to:
– Two official tests, each of three days, between 01 February and the first event of the season.
– One private test of two days during the season of events, at a circuit agreed by the teams.
– Six days per rider of private testing at a circuit in Europe or at a circuit in the country of the team.
Any testing after the last event of the previous season and before 30 November will count towards the maximum of six days of private testing per rider. (Previously, testing in this period was unrestricted).
Technical Regulations – Effective 01 January 2020
The use of carbon swingarms is not permitted. (Note: None are used on current machines).
MotoGP™ Class CAN Layout (Annex to the Technical Regulations)
The MotoGP™ CAN layout will change to allow for the introduction of the X2 Racelink Pro device
The X2 Racelink Pro will be mandatory on all MotoGP™ Class machines, and it will provide, amongst other things, an improved GPS positioning for Race Direction, and real-time communication for Race Direction messaging and virtual pit board displays.
The X2 Racelink Pro will be powered by the motorcycle electric system and will need a specific and additional GPS antenna to be placed on all machines.
A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:
Watch every 2019 race LIVE & OnDemand and enjoy the whole motogp.com video library, including technical features, exclusive interviews and classic races, with the MotoGP™ VideoPass