Interrupted qualifying rounds, the nationality of riders, and lap limits for the Moto2 were the topics discussed by the Grand Prix Commission in February. The relevant changes introduced to the regulations were ratified with immediate effect today.
Specifically with regard to the Moto2 class, Dorna, Triumph, and Externpro agreed to update engine specifications for 2023, increasing the rpm limit from 14,000 to 14,400.
What happens if qualifying rounds are interrupted?
In the event that a qualifying round is interrupted and cannot be restarted, the Grand Prix Commission has ruled that the session will be considered completed and the results will be valid if at least 50% of the scheduled time has been covered. If, instead, less than 50% of the scheduled time for the session has transpired, the qualifying round will be considered cancelled, and the results will be made up of the times of the combined tests. For the MotoGP, the combined times for the FP1 and FP2 will be considered valid, while the FP1, FP2, and FP3 times will be combined for the Moto2 and Moto3 classes.
How many nations can a rider represent?
Riders will only be able to represent the country indicated on their passports. In the event of multiple nationalities, riders will have to choose which nation they want to represent at the beginning of their career, when applying for their first FIM license. If riders were to lose or change their nationality, or due to reasons of force majeure, they may request a change in their sports nationality from FIM, only before the start of the season, when requesting a new FIM license. In this case, riders will then compete throughout the season under their own national flags. Poles, sprint races, podiums, wins, and titles will apply only to that nation.