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 Messrs Vito Ippolito (FIM President), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Sports Director), and M. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on June 25 in Assen (The Netherlands), unanimously decided to introduce the following amendment to the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.
Technical Regulations – Immediate application
Moto2 Engine regulations
Change to Art 18.104.22.168. v):
v) A team may request a replacement engine on the grounds of substandard performance.
a) If the Technical Director is satisfied that there is clear evidence of an engine problem causing substandard performance a replacement engine may be issued under Art. 22.214.171.124 (In the case of engine breakdown or damage, another engine may be allocated by the Technical Director.
Such allocation can not be made during a Moto2 practice session or within 30 minutes of the pit lane being opened for the race sighting lap.) with the approval of Race Direction.
b) If the Technical Director determines that there is no clear evidence of an engine problem, the team may still request a replacement engine. Such request must be made in writing to the Technical Director accompanied by a deposit of €20,000 per engine paid to IRTA.
The engine may be replaced with the approval of Race Direction, and the original engine will be returned to the official Supplier to be tested under standard conditions by the official Supplier and the dynamometer report sent to the Technical Director.
If the engine is deemed to be within specified performance parameters and fit for use, the same engine may be returned to the team at a subsequent race and the team’s deposit will be forfeited.
If the Moto2 engine is deemed to be outside of specified performance parameters and not fit for use, the deposit will be returned to the team in full.