MotoGP: New rulebook for 2020. Jump starts and knee sliders.


The Grand Prix Commission has confirmed its updated rulebook for MotoGP racing in 2020.

Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology) met at the Red Bull Ring during the Austrian GP to updated its racing rulebook for next year’s MotoGP season.

AND HERE ARE THE NEW RULES –

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Black Flag with Orange Disk

Riders who are required to leave the track by display of this flag must be authorised by an official to re-join the track.

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EFFECTIVE SEASON 2020

Penalty for Jump Starts

The fixed penalty for a jump start has been changed from a pit lane ride through – with riders now being obliged to perform two “long laps”. The long laps must be completed within five laps of the rider being notified of the penalty.

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Moto3 and Moto2 Class Tires

Riders proceeding from Qualifying Practice 1 to Qualifying Practice 2 will now receive an additional front tire. This change will be first put into effect at the British Grand Prix.

Materials Used in “Sliders”

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With immediate effect it is prohibited to manufacture or modify knee or other sliders to include any material that, when in contact with the track surface, may cause a visual disturbance to other riders.

To check out the fully updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations, click HERE.

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