As the MotoGP class commences its battle for the final 800cc World Championship in 2011, the timescale for the deadline of entries for the 2012 campaign has been made public.
Considerable interest has been expressed by prospective teams in the new format 1,000cc engine capacity MotoGP class to be introduced in 2012, and the FIM, Dorna and IRTA have now produced an agreed timetable for the selection of teams for next season.
A provisional list of teams will be published following the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in mid-May. The process will start however with a deadline of Friday April 29 by which time any teams interested in participating must make it known by registering to receive more information.
Teams considered eligible for the class will then be sent a prospectus which will contain the conditions of participation.
Teams still wishing to participate will then be required to submit a formal application by Friday, May 13, which must be supported by detailed information on their project requested in the prospectus.
Applications will be reviewed at the Le Mans round and teams notified as to whether their entry has been accepted, rejected or is pending. The provisional list of entries for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship will then be published.
The next step in the process will be the lodging of a security deposit with IRTA, which needs to be made by Friday, June 3, following which a final list of accepted teams for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship will be published.