New MotoGP Tire and Testing Rules …

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), assisted by Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), in various electronic meetings held on June 12 2018, made the following decisions:


It was previously agreed that riders who progressed from QP1 to QP2 are allocated an extra rear tyre. It has now been agreed that such riders will also be allocated an extra front tyre.

The specification of the tyres available has also been confirmed.

The wording of the regulations on this matter has been amended to:

Riders who participate in both QP1 and QP2 qualifying sessions (maximum2 riders) will be allocated one extra front tyre of their preferred specification, (therefore, if taken, a maximum of 6 of that specification) and one extra rear slick tyre of specification A (highest grip level) after QP2 (therefore, if taken, a maximum of 7 of specification A).
In the case that QP1 and QP2 sessions are both declared wet by the Race Director, the extra tyres allocated will be rain tyres (of the specification the rider prefers for both front tyre and rear tyre). In the case that QP1 and QP2 sessions are declared as different weather conditions (dry or wet) then no extra tyre will be allocated.


MotoGP class teams and Factories had previously agreed to a reduction in the number of testing days permitted for contracted riders. The policy is partly a reaction to the increased number of races in the calendar but also seeks to reduce costs and the workload of team and technical supplier staff. The first agreement was to eliminate one of the three-day winter tests outside of Europe. The teams have now agreed to further reductions that will become effective in the 2018/2019 season,

The Grand Prix Commission have approved regulation changes incorporating the proposals from the teams. The practical effect on the 2018/2019 testing Programme is that maximum testing with contracted riders in teams not benefiting from concessions will be:

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