2014 MotoGP Technical and Sporting Regulations announced
New technical regulations , effective from 2014, that were approved at the GPC meeting held at Valencia in November 2012 and already announced, were all confirmed. This follows the successful conclusion of negotiations between Dorna and the Manufacturers concerning the supply of additional machines and/or engines for the MotoGP class from 2014.
For reasons of safety, it was agreed that a different specification of brake disc could be authorized by Race Direction for use at specified circuits. Currently, the only circuit at which this applies is Motegi.
Effective Season 2014 (i.e. from 11 November 2013):
Testing Regulations – MotoGP class
New testing restrictions will be introduced for the MotoGP class. This will restrict the amount of testing permitted by contracted riders to:
One three day official test at a circuit in Europe between the final event and 30 November.
Three of three day official tests in the period between 01 February and the first event of the season.
A maximum of three tests, each of one day, on the Monday after events designated by Dorna/IRTA in Europe.
Any activity authorized by Race Direction.
No testing is permitted between 01 December and 31 January, both dates being inclusive.
Test riders, as opposed to contracted riders, will continue to be allowed to test for development purposes at any time and circuit using the “test tire allocation” available to each team. This will also apply to contracted riders of CRT category teams, subject to approval of testing at a Grand Prix circuit being granted by Race Direction in advance of the test.
FIM Medical Code
Changes to the FIM Medical Code were approved. The changes mainly concerned more precise definitions of the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Director and the FIM Medical Representative. (Previously the FIM Medical Observer). However, the changes also officially recognized the presence and role of the “FIM World Championship GP Medical Team”.
This team is the group of doctors experienced in the management of severe trauma. Their role is to provide support of immediate trackside medical assistance in the event of serious injury until transfer to the medical centre or hospital. The team will be located in fast medical intervention vehicles to work alongside local medical personnel.