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MotoGP, Moto3 and Moto2 age limits effective in 2024, for many but not all

The top three finishers in the JuniorGP and Rookies Cup, and the Moto2 European Championship winner, will be able to race in the World Championship at the age of 17. Starting next year, 40% non-fossil fuels.

MotoGP: Moto3 and Moto2 age limits effective in 2024, for many but not all

There’s something new in sight for the World Championship classes in 2024. The Grand Prix Commission has, in fact, approved new regulations regarding age limits for the Moto3 and also fuel specifications for all classes, effective next season.

Moto3 Age Limits - 1.10.1.1 Minimum Age

The increase in minimum age implemented in recent seasons has influenced the direction taken by several young riders who started their careers before these limits changed, preventing some from moving up to the Grand Prix classes when expected.

This is why the Commission has decided to extend the existing exemptions, in order to allow the top three finishers in both the FIM JuniorGP World Championship and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup to compete in the Moto3 World Championship, from the moment they are mathematically guaranteed a position in the top three of the JuniorGP or the Rookies, even if they have not reached the minimum age of 18. However, an absolute minimum age of 17 will apply.

In the Moto2 class, a exception applies to the winner of the FIM Moto2 European Championship to participate in the 2024 Moto2 World Championship, even if they have not reached the minimum age of 18. Even in this case, However, there is an absolute minimum age of 17 years even here.

In 2022, an exception was also made for riders who participated in the previous season of the Moto3 or Moto2 World Championship at the age of 16 or 17, allowing them to continue racing in the season that follows. This possibility has been extended to those riders who competed in these classes in 2023, so that they may continue racing in 2024.

Fuel specifications, all classes - 2.4.5.1 - 2.5.5.1 - 2.6.5.1 Fuel and Oil Technical Regulations

Regulations for 2024 require the use of fuels with a minimum of 40% non-fossil origin, which will increase to 100% of non-fossil origin in 2027. The detailed fuel specifications and test parameters for 2024 were agreed by FIM, IRTA, Dorna, the official analysis laboratories, and MSMA, with a contribution by fuel suppliers. Detailed specifications and test parameters will be included in the regulations.

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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