Before leaving for the summer holidays, the Grand Prix Commission took certain steps to reduce private testing of the lower categories, give a chance to the “small” builders of Moto2 chassis by introducing concessions and banning certain techniques and practices: no more piloting “with one hand.” or holeshot devices!
Here is our translation of the official test.
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
Decisions of the Grand Prix Commission
The Grand Prix Commission, formed by MM. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, President), Paul Duparc (FIM), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Biense Bierma (MSMA), in the presence of Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Recording Secretary) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), at a meeting in Assen on June 24, 2022, made the following decisions:
Sports Regulations – Entry into force of the 2023 season
Moto3 / Moto2 test restrictions.
Requests from teams in the Moto3 and Moto2 categories had been received to reduce the number of days allowed for private events, mainly due to the increase in the number of events on the calendar.
From the 2023 season, the tests will be limited to:
– 1 x 3 days of official tests Before the start of the season. (No change)
– 4 additional days of private tests. (Currently 7 days).
There will be no restrictions on testing with novice riders between the last event of the season and November 30th.
The Commission has agreed to make an exception for Moto2-class equipment that uses machines supplied by a chassis manufacturer that has not achieved six concession points in the previous two years.
These teams will be classified as “Concession Teams” according to a procedure similar to that of MotoGP.
The concession points are based on the results of the race:
– First place = 3 concession points
– Second place = 2 concession points
– Third place = 1 concession point
These dealer equipment is authorized to:
– 1 x 3 days of official tests before the start of the season
– 7 additional days of private tests.
Moto2 class age limits
From 2023, the minimum age limit for all GP classes (Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP) will be 18 years. An exception already applies to GP Rookie and / or Junior winners who are allowed to enter Moto3 at the age of 16 (2023) or 17 (2024). This exception will also apply to the winner of the European Moto2 Championship, which allows him to enter the Moto2 World Championship at the age of 17 (2023).
Handlebar grips – Moto3 and Moto2 classes
It has recently been observed that some Moto3 teams have installed extended handlebar grips. The goal is to allow your riders to slide their hand closer to the fork to try to improve the aerodynamic effect of the rider’s body on the straights. This practice is considered extremely dangerous, as the rider has less control of the motorcycle when in this position. Therefore, with immediate effect, the maximum total length allowed of adhesion of the handlebar to Moto3 and Moto2 is 130 mm.
The handlebar handle must be placed at the end of the handlebar, with the only exception of the handlebar cover and / or the accessories of the brake lever cover.
FORM OF WORK 2023
Cost of Moto3 rolling chassis
The price of a complete rolling chassis (which only requires the engine, ECU / Datalogger, transponder and radio data transmitter / receiver to be functional and meet the organizer’s requirements), will be limited to € 87,000 (excluding VAT and transport costs). ). This is a slight increase from the current price of € 85,000. Teams wishing to move their machines from 2022 to 2023 will be able to purchase an alarm / accident detection upgrade kit. (Unified IMU + unified power module + harness) at a price of € 2,000. (excluding VAT).
Driving height devices for Moto3 and Moto2
Any device that modifies or adjusts the static height of the motorcycle frame while in motion is already prohibited. This prohibition also applies to devices that only work once at the start of the race (i.e., hole-shot devices).