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Moto2 Rule Change: May 24

Moto2 Update

Moto2 race one winner in Qatar, Shoya Tomizawa, crashed and dumped oil on the track during race two in Jerez. The crash left oil on the track that took out a number of other racers. It also highlighted the fact that the Honda engine covers needed some reinforcing.

Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP, Suter, #48) says: "I am so, so sorry for the crash because many other riders crashed on the oil that came from my machine when I crashed. I made a mistake when Corsi tried to pass me. We both tried to release our brakes to make more room, but my bike shook, he closed my line and I couldn’t avoid him. It was my mistake."

Since, the Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis (FIM), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of M. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting) and Javier Alonso (Dorna), in an electronic meeting held on May 20 decided unanimously to introduce the following amendment to the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

Rules Application from May 24, 2010 Forward

Moto2 Class

1. In the Moto2 class, lateral engine covers containing oil and which could be in contact with the ground during a crash, must be protected by a second cover made from composite materials, e.g. type carbon or Kevlar.

Plates and/or bars from aluminum or steel are also permitted. All these devices must be designed to be resistant against sudden shocks and abrasion and must be fixed properly and securely.

2. Change in procedure for the selection of front slick tires.

Front slick tires: 7 in total, comprised of either: 3 of specification "A" + 4 of specification "B" or 4 of specification "A" + 3 of specification "B"

Front tire specification choice will be made as follows: 6 tires comprised of 3 of specification "A" + 3 of specification "B" will be allocated on the day before the start of official practice as per Article 2.9.2

1 tire will be allocated after the first practice, comprised of: 1 of specification "A" or 1 of specification "B"

The riders´ selection of front tire specification must be informed to the tire supplier no later than 2 hours after the end of the first practice session.

If no specification selection is received by this time the allocation of the 1 tire will automatically be 1 of specification "A".

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The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling.

The FIM is an independent association formed by 101 National Federations throughout the world.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes the organization as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport.

Among its 49 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway.

The FIM also deals with non-sporting matters such as leisure motorcycling, mobility, transport, road safety, public policy and the environment.

The FIM was the first International Sporting Federation to enforce an Environmental Code in 1994.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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