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New Rules for the MotoGP 2009 season

25 April, 2020
Cost-cutting measures for the 2009 season to help the MotoGP world championship contain the global economic crisis and slash rising costs were finalised today and a number of rule changes have been made with immediate affect, ahead of the 2009…

MotoGP: More 2012 Rules Revealed

23 April, 2020
The Gran Prix Commission (Dorna, IRTA, FIM, MSMA) met in Barcelona today and have released a series of technical details regarding the return of MotoGP to the 1000cc displacement.We already know about the displacement, the number of cylinders, the 81mm…

MotoGP: FB Corse gets Waiver, McCoy to Test

19 April, 2020
According to the FIM MotoGP rulebook, even riders for new teams are not allowed to test outside the official testing calendar decided by IRTA, and this was a big hurdle for FB Corse, who has yet to turn a wheel…

MotoGP: Back to 1000cc in 2012

18 April, 2020
FIM President Vito Ippolito and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta finally confirmed after several months of speculation and discussions that MotoGP will run a 1000cc engine capacity from 2012.MotoGP will go back to 1,000cc four-stroke engines, but with a maximum…

Casey Stoner slapped with fine from FIM

17 April, 2020
The slow wheels of justice of the FIM have ruled against Casey Stoner for not showing up personally during the second edition of the televised FIM Gala ceremony that was held at Estoril last December.Apparently sending his father Colin to…

FIM Rules: Moto3, CRT, Suzuki saved, extra practice session

16 April, 2020
The Grand Prix Commission (Dorna, FIM, IRTA, MSMA) met yesterday at Brno to further discuss the MotoGP rules for 2012, confirming the previous technical specifications for the new 1000cc class and clarifying the rules regarding the Claiming Rule teams. Admission…

FIM Reveals Entry Lists for MotoGP, Moto2 and 125cc

15 April, 2020
The FIM has revealed still another provisional entry list for the 2010 MotoGP, Moto2, and 125cc championships.In MotoGP there will be 17 riders. We’ve lost Hayate Racing, Scot Honda that pulled out at the end of the 2009 season, while…

47 Teams and 91 Entries for Moto2

13 April, 2020
When FIM, Dorna and IRTA announced that they were changing the 250cc class to 600cc Moto 2, most fans turned up their noses and declared that it was the end of an excellent championship and that it would be an…

FIM announces Race Direction names for MotoGP and World Superbikes

13 April, 2020
Yesterday the FIM announced that Franco Uncini was appointed the FIM Grand Prix Safety Officer and circuit inspector following Claude Danis retirement, and today the International Motorcycle Federation released the names of the members that will comprise the 2013 Grand…

Marc Marquez handed two penalty points for warm-up crash

9 April, 2020
The Silverstone race direction has been very strict this weekend. After giving Andrea Iannone a penalty point on Friday for obstructing Andrea Dovizioso, they have now handed Marc Marquez two penalty points for not heeding the yellow flags following Cal…

FIM awards Jorge Lorenzo Personality of the Year

9 April, 2020
More than five hundred guests packed into the prestigious ‘Salle des Etoiles’ room of the Sporting Monte-Carlo to enjoy a very special evening that rewarded the exploits of the World’s best motorcycle riders. Broadcast live on TV in several different…

MotoGP Race Direction lectures Marco Simoncelli

8 April, 2020
Whatever anyone expected from the outcome of the Race Direction discussion with Marco Simoncelli regarding his highly controversial pass on Dani Pedrosa at Le Mans, was just a stern lecture and some sound fatherly advice to help correct the hairy…

MotoGP Engine Penalty Revised

8 April, 2020
The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has announced that the penalty for breaking the new MotoGP engine change limit, which allows a maximum of five engines changes the last seven rounds has been revised.Instead of a ten point penalty that…

FIM confirms Istanbul Park World Superbike round

5 April, 2020
The FIM has officially released a revised 2013 World Superbike calendar today, officially confirming that Istanbul Park, Turkey would be will now be hosting a round of the Superbike this season. The Turkish venue therefore will be hosting the tenth…

FIM feels the need to repeat itself regarding Moto1

4 April, 2020
We have to admit that the FIM has great timing. After the list of the new teams eligible to join the new Moto1 championship in 2012 was once again delayed, the FIM felt the urgent need to repeat itself regarding…

FIM to Intensify Anti-Doping Controls

3 April, 2020
The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has announced they will further update their anti-doping controls. Starting this year, the FIM to better follow the rules set out by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) that the Federation adopted back in 2003, will…

Mavizen at 2010 Isle of Man TT Zero event

3 April, 2020
A Mavizen bike will appear at the 2010 TT Zero event, despite Isle of Man organisers setting up this rival event after shunning the TTXGP, founded by Azhar Hussain, owner of Mavizen. The TT Zero was established by FIM and…

GP Commission confirms new testing rules in 2014

1 April, 2020
Late last month there were rumors that the GP Commission was set on changing the 2012 rules regarding MotoGP testing which was previously limited only by the number of tires, and following the Qatar GP weekend, the GP Commission (Dorna,…

2013 WSBK Monza: Aprilia lodges appeal with IDC

30 March, 2020
Aprilia has decided to lodge an appeal with the International Disciplinary Court following Tom Sykes reinstatement to third place late Sunday evening following race 2 at Monza. Sykes had just conquered the third position by overtaking Sylvain Guintoli during the…
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