MotoGP’s Grand Prix Commission has announced a change to engine allocation rules in a response to its race calendar swelling to 21 races in 2022.
The full updated regulations reads: “Currently, MotoGP regulations permit manufacturers in the MotoGP class to use a maximum of seven engines during the season (Nine engines for manufacturers with concessions).
“This regulation was established when the calendar comprised less than 20 races.
“Because the 2022 calendar foresees 21 races it has been agreed to allow the use of one further engine providing that, ultimately, there are 19 races or more.
“The extra engine may only be used for the 19th. or subsequent races.
“The regulations have been updated as follows: Less than 21 races published on the official calendar that is issued by the FIM prior to the start of the first race: Manufacturers will have a maximum engine allocation of seven engines (nine for manufacturers with concessions).
“21 or 22 races published on the calendar that is issued by the FIM prior to the start of the first race: Manufacturers will have a maximum engine allocation of eight engines (10 for manufacturers with concessions).
“The use of this eighth (or 10th) engine will only be allowed starting from the 19th event.”